Bug 500874 - While watching a prentation in OO Impress, X blocks
While watching a prentation in OO Impress, X blocks
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11 (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
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Reported: 2009-05-14 11:54 EDT by Dimi Paun
Modified: 2018-04-11 05:58 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-05-14 19:37:19 EDT
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Presentation that caused the bug while playing in OO Impress (428.50 KB, text/plain)
2009-05-14 11:55 EDT, Dimi Paun
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/etc/X11/xorg.conf (2.04 KB, text/plain)
2009-05-14 12:20 EDT, Dimi Paun
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/var/log/Xorg.0.log (13.00 KB, text/plain)
2009-05-14 12:20 EDT, Dimi Paun
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Description Dimi Paun 2009-05-14 11:54:11 EDT
Description of problem:
I can no longer switch applications (even though Alt-TAB shows the switcher window), there is high CPU load, and all I can do is switch virtual consoles
and try to kill impress. 

How reproducible:
I've reproduced it twice already.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Play the attached presentation
Additional info:
First time it happened, I could not recover my X session. I killed all the CPU hogs, but my X session was hosed as I couldn't switch between apps. Second time killing OO Impress helped.

This is a serious bug, for a regular user this would appear as a hard crash requiring a reboot (well, even for me it did require a reboot first time it happened).
Comment 1 Dimi Paun 2009-05-14 11:55:26 EDT
Created attachment 343998 [details]
Presentation that caused the bug while playing in OO Impress
Comment 2 Yanko Kaneti 2009-05-14 12:09:43 EDT
Please attach you /var/log/Xorg.0.log and xorg.conf if you have one. This very much sounds like other video hardware specific bugs, i.e. bug 493068 for RS690M.
Comment 3 Dimi Paun 2009-05-14 12:20:03 EDT
Created attachment 344001 [details]
Comment 4 Dimi Paun 2009-05-14 12:20:58 EDT
Created attachment 344002 [details]
Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2009-05-14 19:37:19 EDT
Thanks for the report. We are sorry that we cannot help you with your problem, but we are not able to support binary-only drivers. If you would be able to reproduce this issue using only open source software, please, reopen this bug with the additional information, but in meantime I have no choice than to close this bug as CANTFIX (because we really cannot fix it).

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