Bug 476320 - System crashes when switching back from a text console to gnome with desktop effects on
System crashes when switching back from a text console to gnome with desktop ...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-ati (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Airlie
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-12 20:25 EST by Juan
Modified: 2009-12-18 02:16 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 02:16:37 EST
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/var/log/Xorg.0.log (157.26 KB, text/plain)
2008-12-21 03:38 EST, Juan
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Description Juan 2008-12-12 20:25:27 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:

How reproducible:
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
Actual results:
The system hangs

Expected results:
The systems goes on working normally

Additional info:
I have an AGP radeon video card. I think the model is 9200.
The same happenned with previous version of kernel:
Comment 1 Juan 2008-12-18 19:07:45 EST
After updating to xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.9.0-62.fc10.i386, the problem persists.
Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2008-12-20 18:38:32 EST
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.

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.
Comment 3 Juan 2008-12-21 03:37:40 EST
/etc/X11/xorg.conf is not available.
I attach the log file.
Thanks a lot.
Comment 4 Juan 2008-12-21 03:38:50 EST
Created attachment 327564 [details]
Comment 5 Juan 2008-12-24 14:18:52 EST

do not fix the issue.

Happy Christmas! :)
Comment 6 Juan 2008-12-31 00:39:58 EST
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.
Happy new year! :)
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