Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53231
(i810) Screen freezes after leaving a Gnome session
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of Problem:
I sometimes have troubles when leaving a Gnome Session : the screen
remains black, with no activity on the system.
Action on CTRL+ALT+SUPPR sometimes works (that is : the system reboots)
but other times don't work and I then have to turn my computer off. In
that case, there is of course a risk that fsck fails while rebooting and
the system may not be usable anymore (which already happened a few times).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
PC HP Vectra VL400, Pentium 3 800MHz, 128Mo RAM
Steps to Reproduce:
he problems occurs from time to time on all of the 6 PCs I'm using but
never happens on another one which is not an HP Vectra.
Could this be a hardware problem? BIOS?
This bug was submitted misassigned it appears.
Is this problem still relevant? If so, can you please attach your
X server log, and config file.
Created attachment 33058 [details]
Configuration file + log file
The problem is still relevant.
How come there is still no response after a so long amount of time? (I've
submitted logs 11 days ago)
Can the problem be related to an i810 driver problem?
Already found some related problems?
Can XFree22.214.171.124 be a solution?
XFree86 4.1.0 might solve it. I don't have i8xx video hardware to test
with or debug. It is possible that this is the VT switch hang bug that
is not hardware specific. A fix for that has just appeared, so I'm
flagging this report for testing once the patch is integrated.
Last News :
I've installed XFree86 v4.1.0 (from xfree86.org) and tried to use it on one of
my hardware configurations.
I've started my computer on init level 3 and I've tried to use X alone (that
is : without gdm) : I launch it via an "xinit".
From that point, I never saw a problem when leaving a session but another
problem sometimes occurs when I start a new session : X acnnot be launched and
I've got a blank screen. When login from another computer by telnet, the log
file XFree86.0.log just says "Fatal server error". It doesen't speak of "VT
switch" anymore but the result is the same : I have to reboot by CTRL+ALT+SUPPR.
Does this problem still occur in Red Hat Linux 7.3 with XFree86 4.2.0?
Regarding original issue:
RH 7.3, i386 platform, XFree86 4.2.0
Screen freezes upon logout of X session and will not recover without hard re-
ARM CL10 (Original Compal ACL10) Laptop P4 1.7GHz, nVidia NV17 32MB DDR
chipset, using nVidia provided drivers and open GL.
Nvidia's proprietary drivers are not provided nor supported by
Red Hat. Any bugs experienced using Nvidia's proprietary drivers
should be reported directly to Nvidia, as should all technical
support related issues using their drivers.
This bug (the i810 stuff) has been resolved in rawhide XFree86 4.2.0
recently, and is a duplicate of a newer reported bug.
Closing as duplicate.
Doh, couldn't mark as duplicate, closing as RAWHIDE instead.
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report.
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.