Bug 52842 - Xinerama + extmod module = X dies (4.1.0-0.20.0)
Summary: Xinerama + extmod module = X dies (4.1.0-0.20.0)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86   
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Version: 9
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-08-29 21:45 UTC by edwinh
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:36 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-21 23:46:37 UTC
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Fix for xinerama + extmod (676 bytes, patch)
2001-08-29 23:01 UTC, edwinh
no flags Details | Diff

Description edwinh 2001-08-29 21:45:28 UTC
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Description of problem:
Using Roswell2, latest X package from rawhide (XFree86-4.1.0-0.20.0)

If set to use Xinerama and "extmod" is listed in the module section, X dies
(signal 11).

If I comment out extmod life is happy - but then lots of things use
various extensions (like shaped windows), so it's not too great.

I think I saw this mentioned in either the Xpert or one of the redhat mail
lists, but didn't see anything in bugzilla.

In my particular case this is 1 TNT2 + 1 ATI Rage card, but I don't
think the config is causing it.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Have a dualheaded xinerama setup
2. Install Xfree86-4.1.0-0.20.0
3. Start X...

Actual Results:  X dies

Expected Results:  X lives

Additional info:

Comment 1 edwinh 2001-08-29 21:55:57 UTC
Found the Xpert message I orginally saw:


Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2001-08-29 22:01:26 UTC
Xinerama is a supplied but "if it works for you, great" option, it is
not directly supportedby us.  If you have problems with Xinerama, please
file them upstream with XFree86 directly by submitting a bug report at:


Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2001-08-29 22:03:04 UTC
Whoops, we had a mid air collision there...  ;o)
Fixed in CVS...  Hmm.
Well if it is a very small patch that is isolated, I will consider
applying it if someone attaches the patch to this bug report and
reopens the bug.

Thats about all the support I can offer though.  TTYL

Comment 4 edwinh 2001-08-29 23:01:43 UTC
Created attachment 30134 [details]
Fix for xinerama + extmod

Comment 5 edwinh 2001-08-29 23:04:20 UTC
Mark Vojkovich pointed me at which file.

Did the diff ofcurrent CVS against the tarball you use in the rawhide package. 
Untested as of yet, it's recompiling on my box now...

Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2001-08-29 23:52:30 UTC
Patch applied to XFree86-4.1.0-1.1 and later, please test when
it is available, and close bug "RAWHIDE" if it works.

Comment 7 edwinh 2003-04-21 23:46:37 UTC
Was fixed... (long time ago, just clearing out bug)

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