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Bug 50004 - Dell C800 laptop, XFree86-4.x sometimes freezes on reboot/logout/etc
Dell C800 laptop, XFree86-4.x sometimes freezes on reboot/logout/etc
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity high
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-07-25 17:48 EDT by Alexei Podtelezhnikov
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-06-20 19:55:25 EDT
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X Config file (16.27 KB, text/plain)
2001-08-16 10:26 EDT, Joseph Harnish
no flags Details
X Log file (26.27 KB, text/plain)
2001-08-16 10:27 EDT, Joseph Harnish
no flags Details

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Description Alexei Podtelezhnikov 2001-07-25 17:48:35 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.2) Gecko/20010712

Description of problem:
It works fine in general. However, XFree86-4.x freezes the machine entirely
(requiring hard reboot) on "logout"/"reboot"/"ctrl-alt-Fx" every once in a
while (one out of 7 times or so). Logs do not show anything of interest.
Altering XF86Config-4 does not change the behavior. GDM, or KDM, or text
login with startx later - makes no difference - it freezes. It looks like
the screen begins to white out, then stops, them pales to light grey. Then
you can do nothing but shutdown manually, or wait a minute or so, and
machine will shut down itself.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. repeat ctrl-alt-backspace 7 times atp runlevel 5.

Additional info: Dell Latitude C800 uses Rage 128 Mobility M4. XFree 4.1.0
from rawhide reveals the same problem. different kernels don't matter.
Nothing seems to matter.
Comment 1 Joseph Harnish 2001-08-10 09:53:06 EDT
I have the same problem on my C800 laptop.  I also encountered this with 7.1
when I installed Ximian on my laptop.  I believe the problem lies in the new
gnome packages.
Comment 2 Alexei Podtelezhnikov 2001-08-10 21:15:39 EDT
I see the problem even without both KDE and gnome under plain xdm.

I see the problem with Roswell as well.
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-08-15 22:19:42 EDT
Attach logs + configs please
Comment 4 Joseph Harnish 2001-08-16 10:26:08 EDT
Created attachment 28113 [details]
X Config file
Comment 5 Joseph Harnish 2001-08-16 10:27:40 EDT
Created attachment 28114 [details]
X Log file
Comment 6 Joseph Harnish 2001-11-12 11:40:02 EST
I upgraded to 7.2 and it does not do this anymore.  


Comment 7 Mike A. Harris 2001-11-12 19:08:36 EST
Confirmed in email by others as well.  Setting status to MODIFIED
for confirmation by original submitter.  Will close as:
CLOSED->CURRENTRELEASE fixed in 7.2 when confirmed.
Comment 8 Alexei Podtelezhnikov 2001-11-18 21:53:17 EST
Under Roswell and 7.1 the problem was fixed by setting up the "natural"
resolution 1400x1050 for this laptop flat panel. The problem went away with this
resolution. It's too bad anaconda and Xconfigurator had no idea of this
resolution. I didn't play with 7.2 yet.

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