Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 60928
Frequent X lockups since upgrading to 4.1.0-15
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:48 EDT
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Description of problem:
A few weeks back, I upgraded to RH's XFree86 4.1.0-15. Ever since then, I've
experienced random lockups. X doesn't crash, but locks up completely: no more
activity on the screen, mouse pointer doesn't move anymore, not responsive to
keyboard (not even ctrl-all-backspace). The only way out is a hard reset of the
I don't have any other machines connected to this machine, so I can't log in
remotely to find out if the kernel is still running fine, but I think it's most
likely that it is X that locks up, not the kernel: I defintely don't see any
kernel messages in /var/log/messages to indicate that.
Up till two weeks ago, I was using NVidia's proprietary drivers. Since getting
the lockups, I've switched to XFree86's own nvidia driver, but the problem remains.
Note: I've never had _any_ problems with X locking up prior to upgrading to
XFree86 4.1.0-15. The system had been running fine ever since installing RH7.2
when it came out.
I'll post a copy of the XFree86.0.log, but it doesn't really show any problems.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
The problem is very intermittent: sometimes it doesn't happen for days, then it
happens three times in one day.
Created attachment 48002 [details]
Here's a copy of the X logfile after a lockup
Run X in runlevel 3 if not doing so already, then do the following:
startx &> x.log
After it crashes, attach x.log, XFree86.0.log, XF86Config-4,
/var/log/messages to the report, as well as the output of:
Just to keep you posted: after discussing this with several people, I disabled
the gnome event sounds. Since then, I haven't had a single re-occurance of this
Apparently, there may be a conflict between the video card (GeForce) and the
audio card (SB Live).
Closing bug NOTABUG, sounds like a hardware issue.