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Bug 57294 - OpenGL parts of xscreensaver crash X
OpenGL parts of xscreensaver crash X
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: Mesa (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
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Reported: 2001-12-08 21:03 EST by John F. Scipione
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-02-09 15:02:06 EST
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Description John F. Scipione 2001-12-08 21:03:47 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.6) Gecko/20011120

Description of problem:
After upgrading to Mesa-3.4.2-9 and Xscreensaver 3.33-4, when opening any
openGL screensaver X will crash and be restarted.  This problem is very
reproducable. If I downgrade back to Mesa-3.4.3-7, this does not fix the
problem.  However, if I remove the symlinks (/usr/lib/libGL.so,
/usr/lib/libGL.so.1 and libGLU.so.1) and recreate them, xscreensaver
functions once again.  

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  upgrade to Mesa-3.4.2-9
2.  in X, as any user, open /usr/X11R6/lib/xscreensaver/gears (or any
openGL screensaver)

Actual Results:  The screensaver goes full screen for about 1 second, then
X crashes and restarts itself.  

Expected Results:  The screensaver should open in a windowed screen and

Additional info:

I have a voodoo 3 3000 video card, It is accelerated, as I am using XFree86
4.1.0-3.  other OpenGL apps continue to work with Mesa-3.4.2-9, such as
quake3.  This is simply a matter of updating xscreensaver so that it
depends on Mesa-3.4.2-9, instead of Mesa-3.4.2-7.
Comment 1 John F. Scipione 2001-12-10 00:51:25 EST
Sorry, in the description of problem section, it should read that I downgraded
to Mesa-3.4.2-7, not Mesa-4.3.3-7.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2002-01-25 01:32:36 EST
That's most likely a problem with X or Mesa.
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2002-02-04 03:11:29 EST
Please upgrade both your XFree86, Mesa, and kernel, as well as any other
dependant packages and see if the problem goes away.  If not, please
attach your X servr log, X config file, and /var/log/messages to
the bug report using the file attachment link below.

Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2002-02-09 15:02:00 EST
I just realized that your bug is filed against rawhide.  Both X 4.1.0 and
Mesa are now replaced in rawhide with X 4.2.0 and it's included Mesa.

Please update both your kernel, and X and all related packages to the
rawhide versions and update the report with your results.
Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2002-07-29 22:00:21 EDT
Closing bug report due to inactivity.

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