Bug 65405 - xscreensaver locks machine with SMP kernel 2.4.18-4
Summary: xscreensaver locks machine with SMP kernel 2.4.18-4
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 7.3
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-05-23 09:53 UTC by Michel Alexandre Salim
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2002-07-26 12:39:01 UTC

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Description Michel Alexandre Salim 2002-05-23 09:53:48 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.0 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020408

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
uninstalled since).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot athlon SMP kernel
2. Lock screen
3. Wait

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.

Additional info:

xscreensaver version 3.33-4
kernel-smp: 2.4.18-4

System kept up to date using up2date

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-05-23 14:13:07 UTC
What sort of graphics chip?

Comment 2 Michel Alexandre Salim 2002-05-24 09:39:38 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2002-05-25 01:42:20 UTC
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.

Comment 4 Michel Alexandre Salim 2002-05-31 16:15:59 UTC
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.



Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2002-07-26 11:59:42 UTC
Please attach your X server log file, XF86Config-4, and /var/log/messages
after a crash/lockup.

Comment 6 Michel Alexandre Salim 2002-07-26 12:38:56 UTC
I'm afraid I cannot at the moment; machine is in storage since I'm interning 
out of town.



Comment 7 Mike A. Harris 2002-07-26 14:30:22 UTC
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
the issue.


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