Bug 83076 - X server crashes
Summary: X server crashes
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
Blocks: 82787
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-29 23:30 UTC by Michael Wardle
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-02-24 10:50:05 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
first X server log (38.60 KB, text/plain)
2003-01-30 00:32 UTC, Michael Wardle
no flags Details
second X server log (39.69 KB, text/plain)
2003-01-30 00:33 UTC, Michael Wardle
no flags Details
XFree86 server configuration file (2.49 KB, text/plain)
2003-01-30 00:40 UTC, Michael Wardle
no flags Details

Description Michael Wardle 2003-01-29 23:30:43 UTC
Description of problem:
When I lock my GNOME session using the Lock Screen menu item and go away
for some time, I come back and the system is sitting at the GDM login prompt.
This suggests that the X server died.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click on the "Lock Screen" menu item in GNOME
2. Leave the machine for some time
Actual results:
Get a GDM login prompt.

Expected results:
Get an Xscreensaver password prompt, then am returned to running GNOME/X session.

Additional info:
I have an i810/i815 video card and am running the "Molecule" Xscreensaver
module.  I will post additional information (X server log, etc.) soon.

Comment 1 Michael Wardle 2003-01-30 00:32:07 UTC
Created attachment 89707 [details]
first X server log

Comment 2 Michael Wardle 2003-01-30 00:33:49 UTC
Created attachment 89708 [details]
second X server log

Comment 3 Michael Wardle 2003-01-30 00:36:12 UTC
First server log is from /var/log/XFree86.0.log.old, dated from about 2 hours
ago.  This would seem to be the log from the last X server crash.

Second server log is from /var/log/XFree86.0.log, dated about 15 minutes ago.
This would seem to be the log from the current (still running) X server.

Comment 4 Michael Wardle 2003-01-30 00:39:22 UTC
An older issue that seems to be similar to this is bug 73827.

I'm running Red Hat Linux 8.0.92 (Phoebe) on an HP Vectra workstation
(Pentium III, 128 MB RAM, i815 mainboard and video).

Package versions are those from default Phoebe install:

I'll try changing my screensaver settings in case the bug is being
triggered by some tricky graphics (maybe OpenGL or DRI) in the
screensaver used when the screen is locked.

Comment 5 Michael Wardle 2003-01-30 00:40:40 UTC
Created attachment 89709 [details]
XFree86 server configuration file

I'm adding my X server configuration file in case it's useful.

Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2003-01-30 05:15:25 UTC
Is there anything in /var/log/messages around the times of the crashes?

Comment 7 Michael Wardle 2003-01-30 05:23:06 UTC
Only the following, which is probably to be expected:

Jan 30 09:38:41 selene gdm[15389]: gdm_slave_xioerror_handler: Fatal X error -
Restarting :0

Comment 8 Mike Chambers 2003-02-11 03:49:32 UTC
Is this with Phoebe 1 or 2?  If 1, please install 2 and see if that fixes it.  
If not, make sure you run up2date to see if anything has been sent down, maybe 
even check rawhide packages to see if this helps fix the problem.

Comment 9 Mike A. Harris 2003-02-14 23:16:07 UTC
Does this problem still occur in the latest builds?

Please respond ASAP, because 10 day gaps between responses might mean that
if this issue is still present, that it may not get addressed or given the
attention it deserves before XFree86 4.3.0 is released.

Thanks in advance.

Comment 10 Michael Wardle 2003-02-18 02:20:03 UTC
I installed XFree86- and all its dependent packages
from Raw Hide today, and as yet I am unable to reproduce this problem.

Comment 11 Mike A. Harris 2003-02-24 10:50:05 UTC
Thanks for the update, closing bug as fixed in RAWHIDE.

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