Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 474327
X hangs if I set a virtual size with a dimension greater than 2048
Last modified: 2009-12-04 12:57:12 EST
Created attachment 325513 [details]
Xorg.log with no xorg.conf
Description of problem:
If I use the xorg.conf file to set a virtual size with either dimension greater than 2048, then X never fully starts. It freezes and is basically unresponsive, and if I leave it long enough, I get messages in the log about "EQ overflowing. The server is probably stuck in an infinite loop."
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create an xorg.conf with a virtual size greater than 2048 in either dimension
2. Restart X
X hangs and eventually prints messages about an infinite loop
X works and I can set up my computer with two side-by-side monitors (without acceleration, but I can live with that)
This is on an Acer Aspire One mini-laptop (http://www.smolts.org/client/show/pub_406b15bb-6d53-4b8b-af01-f18a03b28499)
I'll attach a set of X logs under various conditions.
Created attachment 325514 [details]
Xorg.log with virtual size 2048x2048
Created attachment 325515 [details]
Xorg.log with virtual size 2049x2048
Created attachment 325516 [details]
Xorg.log with larger virtual size, showing backtrace and overflow messages
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xorg.conf used for the above logs
Possibly relevant patch (based on the "Front buffer stride" error message in the logs, and the comments on this mailing-list thread):
New finding: adding Option "NoAccel" "true" to the Device section of the xorg.conf makes larger virtual screens work again. Somewhat slowly, mind you, but it's there.
*** Bug 475090 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Problem confirmed using the intel driver and attempting to use the Virtual
display option in xorg.conf (Dell D620 display controller Intel
945GM/GMS/GME) Virtual 2960 1050, error log;
[mi] mieqEnequeue: out-of-order valuator event; dropping.
[mi] EQ overflowing. The server is probably stuck in an infinite loop.
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates in various components of the Xorg system, including Intel driver, which may have resolved this issue.
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