Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 476320
System crashes when switching back from a text console to gnome with desktop effects on
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:16:37 EST
Description of problem:
If I have desktop effects on and I switch to a text console, when I switch back to gnome, system crashes (or at least gnome). It stops responding to:
- mouse (it doesn't even move)
- keyboard in general
- switching to a text console in particular
- CTRL + ALT + DEL in particular
- power button (for a clean shutdown)
As I don't know how to use the magic sysrq key and I don't have other computer to try to connect remotely, the only option I have is to press reset and restart the system.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I have last versions of all installed packages. I don't know exactly which component causes the problem. I list the most probable ones:
Activate desktop effects and switch to a text console and back
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Activate desktop effects
2. CTRL + ALT + F3 to switch to a text console
3. CTRL + ALT + F1 to switch back to gnome
The system hangs
The systems goes on working normally
I have an AGP radeon video card. I think the model is 9200.
The same happenned with previous version of kernel: 188.8.131.52
After updating to xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-62.fc10.i386, the problem persists.
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf, if available) and X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
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Thanks in advance.
/etc/X11/xorg.conf is not available.
I attach the log file.
Thanks a lot.
Created attachment 327564 [details]
do not fix the issue.
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More data, just in case it's useful:
I've tried to compile the kernel with AGP, DRM and frame buffer drivers compiled in, and use frame buffer console.
The problem persists.
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