Bug 65491 - X lockup with star wars screensaver
Summary: X lockup with star wars screensaver
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86   
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Mike A. Harris
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Blocks: screensaver
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-05-25 16:44 UTC by jstrand1
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:42 UTC (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHL 8.0
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2005-12-01 21:43:03 UTC
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Description jstrand1 2002-05-25 16:44:04 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.1 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020421

Description of problem:
I have a ATI Rage Mobility M6 LY using the radeon or ati xfree86 driver (4.2.0)
in a dell inspiron 4100 laptop.

When the Star Wars screen saver is in use, it will lock X (and the computer)
hard.  Sometimes I can ssh in, sometimes not.  However, the mouse and keyboard
are dead and I have to do a hard shutdown.  Other screensavers do not seem to
have this problem.  This problem DID exist in redhat 7.2 as well.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  enable star wars screensaver
2.  lock the screen

Actual Results:  after anywhere from 1 minute to several minutes, the
screensaver stops and keyboard and mouse are gone (and sometimes the whole

Expected Results:  The screensaver should not have locked up.  :-)

Additional info:

To keep the system from crashing, I just did 

chmod 0 /usr/X11R6/lib/xscreensaver/starwars

which of course just disables the screensaver.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2002-05-28 15:37:33 UTC
What happens if you disable DRI?

Comment 2 jstrand1 2002-05-29 13:10:08 UTC
I commented out the 'Load dri' line in XF86Config-4 and started X.  Testing
tuxracer and running xdpyinfo confirmed dri was not enabled.  The screensaver
appears to work fine without dri enabled.  It has been running for about a half
an hour with no lockups, which is longer than it ever ran before without locking up.

Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2002-05-30 05:11:14 UTC
After a crash, please attach your /var/log/messages file, as well as your
X log file and config file.

Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2002-05-30 06:02:29 UTC
SImilar hardware to that of bug #62287 by chance?

Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2002-09-12 04:40:47 UTC
This problem is believed to be fixed now, and affected pretty much
all DRI enabled drivers.  Please test the latest rawhide X and
kernel either using the Red Hat Linux (Null) beta, or once the new
release of Red Hat Linux is completed and released.  After testing
this out with our latest kernel/X, please provide updated status, and
if the problem persists, please attach your X server log and config

Most likely however, the problem will not occur in the lastest

Comment 6 Mike A. Harris 2002-12-15 09:49:58 UTC
Fixed in Red Hat Linux 8.0 with all current erratum applied.  Still
awaiting final confirmation by changing bug to MODIFIED state.

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