Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 509116
Desktop hangs completely if button-down in GIMP
Last modified: 2009-07-21 21:04:41 EDT
Description of problem:
Whenever anything is entered in image in GIMP, desktop hangs, no mouse
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open an image in GIMP
2. Select any tool (for example, paint)
3. Press and hold, move
Desktop hangs solid.
Button-down event is delivered (in case of paint, a spot appears),
but not the motion.
GIMP process can be killed, then desktop resumes. This is not an
OS-level hang. Also, it's possible to switch away to text console.
Forgot to add, kernel-2.6.31-0.33.rc1.git2.fc12.x86_64
Created attachment 350105 [details]
Nothing interesting but perhaps will forestall Matej's form letter.
Created attachment 350106 [details]
This may be related to bug 495454, but:
- this bug tracks Rawhide and that 495454 is for F11
- symptoms are different in detail (my cursor does not move, their does)
- I swear this ONLY appeared after Rawhide bumped to F12, so how can it
So, not duping.
The dmesg is probably not relevant. I tried the following:
- running over a self-built kernel with DRM disabled (fails)
- running remotely from an F10 system (fails)
So even if it's Radeon driver, it's entirely within X, not in kernel.
Actually my candidate for closing as duplicate would be bug 504300, but yes it is also F11. Assigning to developers but still suspicious that we have made some change to the driver in both F11 (post-GA) and F12 which causes this.
I am not sure these are the same. In my case, X does not crash, just
locks up. However, I can switch to text console and kill gimp, which
unfreezes the X. I'll keep retesting and we'll see.
Problem is gone in July 20 update.
xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.12.2-19.fc12.1.x86_64 <-------- not changed
Nothing interesting gimp's changelog, I think it was X core.