Bug 498131 - Visiting webpage causes system lockup, except mouse cursor
Visiting webpage causes system lockup, except mouse cursor
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-intel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Kristian Høgsberg
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
: 502252 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: F11Target
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Reported: 2009-04-28 21:42 EDT by Andy Lawrence
Modified: 2013-01-10 00:11 EST (History)
26 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-05-22 13:42:33 EDT
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/var/log/dmesg (38.05 KB, text/plain)
2009-04-29 05:46 EDT, Matěj Cepl
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/var/log/Xorg.0.log (48.81 KB, text/plain)
2009-04-29 05:46 EDT, Matěj Cepl
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/var/log/messages (1.30 MB, text/plain)
2009-04-29 05:47 EDT, Matěj Cepl
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Description Andy Lawrence 2009-04-28 21:42:20 EDT
Description of problem:

F11 Preview.i368 with all updates as of 30 minutes ago!  Everytime I visit www.wthitv.com (with firefox) my computer hard locks with only mouse movement.  CTRL+ALT+F1 etc do nothing.  I first tried without flash then also with flash, no difference. 

/var/log/messages now only shows output since the most current boot?  No older data, new behaviour?  Only relevant hardware I can think of would be the graphics card, Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

F11 Preview all updates to date of this post

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Comment 1 Warren Togami 2009-04-28 21:47:41 EDT
Confirmed system seems to lockup when you visit this page in firefox on rawhide x86_64.  VT switch fails, but you can still move the mouse cursor.

I'm pretty sure this isn't a kernel bug.  Assigning to X, it can be reassigned from there.
Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2009-04-28 22:14:52 EDT
I see the same on 965GM, x86_64 as well.
Comment 3 Nicu Buculei 2009-04-29 03:37:09 EDT
Not sure if this is related, I get a similar hard lock when trying to play any kind of video file (Ogg Theora, DivX) on any player (Totem, VLC, Mplayer, the Totem plugin in Firefox) with only two exceptions:
- flash videos in the browser;
- Ogg Theora videos in Firefox (probably using the build in Theora decoder) 

(fully updated Rawhide, Intel 965).
Comment 4 Rahul Sundaram 2009-04-29 03:39:53 EDT
I see the same behaviour. Intel GM965/GL960 here. Disabling KMS seems to workaround the problem. Can others here confirm this?
Comment 5 kushaldas@gmail.com 2009-04-29 03:53:14 EDT
I can see the same problem , 
My card -- VGA: compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller
Comment 6 Matěj Cepl 2009-04-29 05:46:20 EDT
Created attachment 341725 [details]
Comment 7 Matěj Cepl 2009-04-29 05:46:43 EDT
Created attachment 341726 [details]
Comment 8 Matěj Cepl 2009-04-29 05:47:57 EDT
Created attachment 341727 [details]
Comment 9 Matěj Cepl 2009-04-29 06:02:41 EDT
Yeah can reproduce handily :(
Comment 10 Dhaval Giani 2009-04-29 09:05:03 EDT
here as well!
Comment 11 Tom London 2009-04-29 09:33:02 EDT
With Thinkpad X200, I do NOT get freeze with "nomodeset nopat" on boot line, and running latest fc11 updates and compiz.

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)

But I do see this in /var/log/messages:

Apr 29 06:18:18 tlondon kernel: Machine check events logged

Do not recall seeing "Machine check events logged" message before.....
Comment 12 Marcus Specht 2009-04-30 10:03:42 EDT
Same problem here ;-/
The lock happend with openoffice and firefox.
Comment 13 Martin Sourada 2009-04-30 12:09:04 EDT
Reproducible with epiphany (xulrunner backend), but not with midori (webkitgtk) here. Didn't try without KMS. It think it's really a soft lock, music continues to play.

Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
Comment 14 Henrik Nordström 2009-05-04 18:37:46 EDT
I have seen the same for some time. Intel GM965 chipset.
Comment 15 Will Woods 2009-05-05 11:53:12 EDT
For the record, this bug was discussed on the mailing lists, and summarized here:

Note that this isn't (strictly speaking) a full lockup, it's just taking a very long time to draw a large image - the web page(s) in question are typically using a background image that's 15000 pixels tall or something ridiculous like that.

The bug's being actively chased and (if all goes well) should have a fix sometime soonish.
Comment 16 Henrik Nordström 2009-05-05 14:11:26 EDT
Not sure that's the entire story. While it's true that I have only seen this while using Firefox, it's for me more random. On some sites I visit frequently I get this kind of "lockup" maybe once every 3 days..

But maybe some of those web sites have coding errors triggering rendering requests like that.
Comment 17 Matthew Schick 2009-05-06 18:08:00 EDT
I can confirm the random lockups Henrik mentioned as well. I can ssh into the box when it's locked as well as move the mouse, but it's completely unresponsive from X.  Killing the usual suspects (firefox, compiz, gnome-session) does nothing, but I can do a clean reboot.

I'd attach logs, but there's nothing in the way of warnings or errors in either the X or system logs.
Comment 18 Scott Tsai 2009-05-22 05:55:04 EDT
On my Intel G33(8086:29c2), after updating to:
visiting http://www.wthitv.com in firefox no longer locks up(It used to).
Comment 19 Mihai Harpau 2009-05-22 07:44:23 EDT
I can confirm that after update to versions from comment #18 firefox (and desktop also) from F11 no longer locks up.
Comment 20 Kristian Høgsberg 2009-05-22 13:42:33 EDT
Thanks for confirming, rpms are in F-11 now.
Comment 21 Kristian Høgsberg 2009-05-22 17:39:37 EDT
*** Bug 502252 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 22 James 2009-06-03 15:51:36 EDT
Hmm... I think I just ran into this with all the updates:


There was an Xorg page allocation failure earlier, and I'd been suspending/resume a few times.
Comment 23 Henrik Nordström 2009-06-03 18:20:35 EDT
Have also seen this "hang" once after all the updates, random clicking on a web page I frequently use..

I kind of suspect there is two issues with the same visible symptoms (X "hang" except for mouse pointer movement), one which is (was) easily reproducible by visiting a particularily misdesigned webpage, another which is more random in nature..

Unfortunately I do not have any logs to post of the event, but will make sure to collect some if/when it happens again.
Comment 24 James 2009-06-04 03:50:31 EDT
All the times this has happened to me there's been nothing in either the kernel or X logs, and X itself isn't stuck in a loop; it's just sleeping except for pointer movement.

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