Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 505909
Machines crashes, gibberish on screen
Last modified: 2010-06-28 09:00:07 EDT
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.1b4) Gecko/20090427 Fedora/3.5-0.20.beta4.fc11 Firefox/3.5b4
machines crashes. all kinds of cool gibberish on the screen. totally unresponsive: mouse doesn't track, no ping, death grip (c-alt-backspace, c-alt-delete) doesn't work.
Could be drv-intel, could be a kms problem.
Hard to reproduce. I was just using firefox. I was in google maps at the time.
In my experience, "flash" content will often crash firefox. I use flashblock. I use the Adobe flash plug : flash-plugin-10.0.22.87-release.i386
I had just visited http://www.havanarestaurant.net (warning : loud music on this site with no mute button). If it has something to do with the audio on the web page, it might be relevant that I don't run the pulseaudio server.
Attached is Xorg.0.log and photo/movie of the gibberish.
Reproducible: Couldn't Reproduce
Created attachment 347828 [details]
X11 server log
Created attachment 347829 [details]
Photo of gibberish on screen
Created attachment 347831 [details]
movie of gibberish on screen
Created attachment 347832 [details]
output of "rpm -qa --last"
Created attachment 347835 [details]
output of "smbios-sys-info"
It just happened again.
I was just using firefox.
I turned kms off... I'll see if it still happens.
This happened with me, too. I used the "nomodeset" parameter at boot time, too. Without it, Plymouth was showing a dark screen instead of its theme images, and system was crashing and gibbering like the original poster said. Looks like it is working now.
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major updates in various components of the Xorg system, which may have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest version of their packages. For packages from updates-testing repository you can use command
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Alternatively, you can also try to test whether this bug is reproducible with the upcoming Fedora 12 distribution by downloading LiveMedia of F12 Beta available at http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/ . By using that you get all the latest packages without need to install anything on your computer. For more information on using LiveMedia take a look at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD .
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