Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57090
System hangs while running xscreensaver
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
When the system is left unatended for around an hour running xscreensaver,
it's been locked up when I came back to it. By locked up I mean that te
graphics of the xscreensaver module were not moving, there was no responce
to any keyboard or mouse input (including CTL-ALT-BKSP, CTL-ALT-DEL, and
CTL-ALT-F1). Further, attempts to telnet to the machine timed out. This
suggests to me that xscreensaver cause X itself to hang, but I don't claim
I realize that this is not exactly a sufficient bug report to diagnose the
problem; it's more a request for guidance: What additional information do
you need from me?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a .xinitrc file containing only xterm and xscreensaver. (The
problem also occurs in more complicated environments, but this is the most
simplified one in which I have experienced it.)
2. Run startx
3. In the xterm, type xscreensaver-command -lock
Actual Results: After an indeterminate ammount of time (between 10 mins
and an hour) the system locked up as described above.
Expected Results: The screen saver should have responded to keyboard
input, allowing me to enter my password and unlock the terminal.
This is most likely an X driver issue. We'd need the X configuration file, and
the X startup logs. The output of lspci -v would probably also be helpful.
Created attachment 40494 [details]
Log of startx. ( startx > Xlog 2>&1 )
Created attachment 40495 [details]
XF86Config-4 file in use (Generated by Xconfigurator)
Created attachment 40496 [details]
Output of lspci -v
Please attach /var/log/XFree86.0.log as well as the output of:
rpm -q kernel
Is this an Athlon system?
Obviously this issue isn't important to you. Closing WORKSFORME