Bug 662715 - hangs irregularly
Summary: hangs irregularly
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nouveau
Version: 14
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Zeuthen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-12-13 17:04 UTC by Huub
Modified: 2013-03-06 04:05 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-08-16 17:51:57 UTC
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Description Huub 2010-12-13 17:04:28 UTC
Description of problem:
At boot: frequent ending up with half-screen blue.
At shutdown: same.
While working: machine freezes up. Using "top" and system-monitor show no clear evidence.
Actual hardware: CPU0: AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3100+ stepping 00
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

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Additional info:
Copied from /var/log/message:

Dec 13 16:57:12 Ladysmith dbus: [system] Rejected send message, 2 matched rules; type="method_call", sender=":1.53" (uid=500 pid=1997 comm="nautilus) interface="org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties" member="GetAll" error name="(unset)" requested_reply=0 destination=":1.16" (uid=0 pid=1681 comm="/usr/sbin/console-kit-daemon))
Dec 13 16:59:28 Ladysmith ntpd[1483]: c61c 0c clock_step -14.351403 s

Explanation of time-difference is the cold-boot by 5 seconds power-button after hanging at boot.

Comment 1 Huub 2010-12-13 17:31:19 UTC
I upgraded from Fedora 13 to 14. While running F13, I never experienced this freezing. On second thought: I doubt that the time difference is caused by the reboot. But the freezing up does happen, alas.

Comment 2 Huub 2010-12-16 16:37:58 UTC
Since the computer froze again at boot with the blue screen, I kept track of the time and viewed /var/log/messages after successful boot. Turns out that the first time recorded in messages is later than when the freezing happens. So to my regret it doesn't show what happens.

Comment 3 Huub 2010-12-17 19:06:26 UTC
At 19:55 my computer looked like frozen at the spot, but my mouse kept moving. I had to reboot with the power-button. In /var/log/messages this was recorded:

Dec 17 19:54:58 Ladysmith kernel: [31316.172508] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0: Setting dpms mode 0 on vga encoder (output 0)
Dec 17 19:56:32 Ladysmith kernel: imklog 4.6.3, log source = /proc/kmsg started.

It may be that the blue screen at boot and at shutdown has to do with this as well. I hope this helps in tracing the problem.

Comment 4 Huub 2011-01-20 12:01:23 UTC
Videocard is: nVidia GeForce FX5200.
Have 2 computers on Fedora 14: this AMD Sempron, with the FX5200, and an AMD Athlon64, with an FX5100. The latter one has no problem at all.

Please change priority to high.

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