Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 67659
Resizing/Moving a window in KDE locks the desktop
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:43:45 EDT
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Description of problem:
I installed redhat 7.3 (drives reformated and checked). After I installed I
started up in graphical mode and logged into a KDE 3 session. In KDE, whenever
I try to move or resize a window, the desktop locks up. My mouse still moves,
the keyboard still accepts characters (i.e. <ctrl><alt><bksp> will restart X),
but no part of the desktop environment will accept an input. Restarting the X
server is my only recourse. If I use GNOME, I do not experience this. I also
did not experience this using Red Hat 7.2 and KDE 2.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log into an X session using KDE 3 window manager
2. Start a terminal shell window
3. Grab the title bar and attempt to move the window
Actual Results: The KDE desktop locks and stops accepting input
Expected Results: No lockup should occur, the window should move.
The attached file was obtained by deleting all lines in the .xsession-errors
file, restarting the X-server and following the procedures to obtain the
crash. I then failed back to a terminal window (<ctrl><alt><F1>) and copied
the .xsession-errors file to an alternate location.
Created attachment 63065 [details]
my .xsession-errors log file
Not reproducable on any of our machines.
What type of hardware (graphics chipset etc.) are you using?
Can you reproduce this on any other machine?
July 1st is a holiday in Canada. More info will come later.
It's a generic PIII 500MHz clone with 512MB of RAM. Matrox G400 graphics card
with 16MB of RAM. SCSI (onboard adaptec controller) and IDE drives.
I have not installed this product on any other computers. I was waiting to see
how it worked on our main Linux system first.
Created attachment 63404 [details]
The output of "dmesg" for the system hardware information
Created attachment 63405 [details]
The hard drive configuration (from the output of "mount")
Created attachment 63406 [details]
The installed packages on the system (from "rpm -qa"). Sorted alphabetically
I've attached several files which I hope can help. These are the output of
dmesg (which I hope provides all the information you need about the hardware of
the system), my drive configuration, and a list of the installed packages on my
system. I am hoping that, along with the the xsession-errors messages, these
can help us solve the problems that I am experiencing. Please advise as to
what other things you may need from me to solve this problem.
I am a C programmer and could possibly do some debug work but I've never delved
into Linux or the KDE/GNOME/X sources in the past. Some help would be needed
if you wish me to persue this path.
I have determined the underlying cause of the lock-up.
To be able to repeat the problem (for me anyway). Change your current locale
(and KDE desktop locale, these are not the same) to chinese-simplified (needed
for my companies clients). When I do this, resizing or moving any window will
imediately cause the KDE desktop to lock up.
As soon as I change the system/desktop locale back to my home locale (canadian
english), the desktop behaves normally.
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Closing as CANTFIX.