Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51475
XFree86 4.x Locks under Gnome and KDE when scrolling or sliding the task bar.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:44 EDT
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Description of problem:
I am running a 96meg ram P200 with A 2mb Matrox Mystique at 1152x864 16bpp
and 256mb swap partition. My system locks on a fresh install after
scrolling or sliding the task bar to the side. (My guess is any large move
of video memory). This has only appeared since running 7.1 and continues
even after upgrading to Xfree86.org's latest release 4.1.0.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a window
2. Use the scroll bar. - or -
3. Slide the task bar to the side.
I am an expert when it comes to any MS operating system but somewhat at at
a loss when it comes to Linux (I am just trying to make the switch). I
can program in C/Assembly so if you need any addtional information I am
sure I can supply it.
I beleave this is due to lack of videoram on your system.
1152x864x2=1,990,656=almost entire 2 Mb. X might want some extra
space for buffering, textures, etc. Reduce resolution to
something like 800x600. Is the problem still there?
I have tried that... but it didn't work. I ran at 1152x864 16bpp on the
previous version of XFree86 and it worked just fine.
Attach logs + configs
It is definitely a problem with XFree86. I installed Mandrake 8.0 with 4.x and
the same problem occured. I then installed Mandrake 8.9 with 3.3 and the
problem was no longer found. I am going to re-install Redhat (It is much
better than Mandrake) and I will attach the log files... but I need to know
which files and their locations. Sorry... but I have been stuck in Dos/Windows
land since the beggining of time (seemingly).
It is most likely a 2D acceleration bug. I need your info to
proceed though. We can narrow it down if it is an XAA bug.
I need your config file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4, your X server log
/var/log/XFree86.0.log, and your kernel log /var/log/messages to
proceed troubleshooting. Once I have that, we can try different
configuration options to try and narrow things down.
I also recommend updating to XFree86-4.1.0-15 and our latest kernel
errata which were released not too long ago.
Thanks in advance.
Closing bug due to inactivity.