Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65405
xscreensaver locks machine with SMP kernel 2.4.18-4
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:02 EDT
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Description of problem:
When running the SMP kernel, after xscreensaver is active for a while the
machine is locked up solid. If the screen is still on (power management has not
kicked in) the screen is frozen, if the display has been suspended it remains
blank after turning on the screen.
Would not respond to CTRL+ALT+DEL, I had to manually turn the machine off. Have
not tried SysRq yet.
Just noticed this problem as I was running GNOME2 snapshots before (totally
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot athlon SMP kernel
2. Lock screen
Actual Results: System froze after a while - I noticed as I had XMMS playing an
album and it just stopped after a while - at the end of a song, actually.
Expected Results: System runs as normal.
xscreensaver version 3.33-4
System kept up to date using up2date
What sort of graphics chip?
ATI Radeon 7000. I overrode the detected 'ATI Radeon VE' that Red Hat and
Windows both detects. Should I try the GATOS drivers?
No problem using UP kernel, btw.
The Radeon 7000 *is* a Radeon VE. ATI changed the name of the card.
So the autodetection is 100% correct.
There are some DRI related problems with Radeon on 4.2.0 which are currently
under investigation. Try disabling DRI for now to see if that provides
stability. Report back if disabling DRI makes the problem go away.
It does go away when DRI is commented out in XF86Config-4. Hope it gets fixed
soon - guess I'll disable the screensaver for now.
Please attach your X server log file, XF86Config-4, and /var/log/messages
after a crash/lockup.
I'm afraid I cannot at the moment; machine is in storage since I'm interning
out of town.
If you're still interested in having this troubleshooted/debugged when
the machine is available to you again, please reopen the report, and
provide the information requested above, and I'll be glad to readdress