Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 57883
Hangs X when running "penetrate" module
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
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Description of problem:
Picking "penetrate" for a demo in xscreensaver-demo freezes X solid on the
picture showing the "score" (text is badly garbled). The same
freezes occur when random selection of screen savers stumbles over the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 3.33-4
Steps to Reproduce:
1. startx -- -dpi 100x100
2. run xscreensaver-demo from a terminal window
3. pick "Penetrate"
4. click "Demo"
Actual Results: The demo runs until castles are destroyed, displays the
closing screen with garbled "high score" and freezes X solid. No VC
Ctrl-Alt-Backspace. Could not try telnet, not on a LAN. Did not try SysRq,
Expected Results: Should close and return to the desktop.
Note that startx is launched at 100x100 dpi; I have not tested if this
makes a difference. The host is a Athlon 700 with a Matrox G400 32MB.
This bug is similar to a number of other bugs, including
<a href="show_bug.cgi?id=56465">56465</a>, possibly <a
href="show_bug.cgi?id=55991">55991</a>, possibly <a
href="show_bug.cgi?id=54714">54714</a> on Alpha, <a
href="show_bug.cgi?id=23659">23659</a> and some older others which I skip
because of their age.
If the X server hangs, that indicates an X server bug.
Hmmm ... does the above imply that I should close this bug and open a new one ?
In any case, I can provide some extra information:
- booting with "mem=nopentium" (my system is Athlon + AGP) makes no difference;
- at 75x75 dpi "penetrate" runs flawlessly;
- at 100x100 dpi "penetrate" does not *always* hang ... only when I have some
"castle" left (at 75 dpi, this writes "Level 1 Cleared" ... at 100 dpi, the
letters are garbage) - if all castles are destroyed, I see "Game Over" at
The upgrade to RedHat 7.3 apparently fixed this (XFree86-4.2.0-8,
xscreensaver-3.33-4). Works fine at 100 dpi now.
Thanks very much for the update. Closing bug as fixed in CURRENTRELEASE
of Red Hat Linux 7.3.