Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 60895
Screen turns red/magenta with XFree86-4.2.0-32
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:47 EDT
Description of Problem: Occasionally the desktop will turn red/magenta. It
would best be described as a loss of blue. Though no error message is ever
reported. This only happens once in a while (once every other day?) and does
not crash the Xserver (glint).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
It's cause is not immediately apparent, though it has not gone away since
XFree86-4.2.0-32 was installed.
Steps to Reproduce:
Additional Information: The XFree86-4.2.0-32 package was installed alone (i.e.
no other new rpm's were installed between the time that XFree86-4.2.0-32 was
installed and the problem was first witnessed). I have a 2.4 GHz Pentium 4, 768
Mb RAM, 500 Mb Swap space, 3DLabs GVX1 Pro with 64 Mb SDRAM (chips R4 and
gamma2), Dell/Sony Ultrascan P991, kernel 2.4.17-0.18, XFree86-4.2.0-32 using
the glint Xserver.
We have not ever released a package version 4.2.0-32
I appologize it is XFree86-4.2.0-6.32.
It's a known problem with some Permedia3/R3/R4 boards.
We have a fix and it's going through some tests.
We should be able to release a patch soon.
alan, any word on the patch mentioned above? If it is safe to apply
to 4.2.0, I'd like to make test rpm's available.
Yes, I think we have it now.
I'll send a patch to you Mike.
Does this problem still occur with the current Red Hat Linux beta
release Limbo 2, or with rawhide XFree86?
I have updated this driver to the CVS version.
Believed to be fixed in rawhide, please verify.
Setting status to MODIFIED
I will try the glint driver today (8/19/2002).
I did not see this problem in XFree86-4.3.0-xx.
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.