Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57294
OpenGL parts of xscreensaver crash X
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
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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):
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
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
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.
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.
That's most likely a problem with X or Mesa.
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.
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.
Closing bug report due to inactivity.