Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 85310
latest vte (0.10.25) 'hangs' Intel i810 X server when run
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:51:42 EDT
Description of problem:
When launching latest gnome-terminal on Red Hat 8.0 with the Intel i810 drivers,
the X server virtually locks up, consuming 99+% of CPU.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
vte 0.10.25 (stock vte from RH8 works fine, but none of the test 0.10.x series
Utterly, on two separate machines. There is also one report that this occurs
with nvidia drivers as well. [The owner of that box had a 117 day uptime, he was
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install latest vte (from Ximian packages, but not patched) on machine with
2. launch gnome-terminal
Machine appears to hang. With patience, you can log in via ssh, note that top
reports X as consuming 99+% CPU, and kill X.
An aa'd and i18n aware terminal comes up, and X does, um, not suck. :)
None that I'm aware of, but I'm just reporting the bug on behalf of the people
who reported it to me internally.
I would point the folks having the problem to go to the URL to the bug report
and attach their X Config files and log files so they can be looked at and get a
start on it.
Created attachment 90429 [details]
XF86Config on one affected machine
XF86Config as requested.
Created attachment 90430 [details]
X log on one affected machine.
X log file as requested.
XFree86-Servers doesn't exist. Reassigning to XFree86.
Reopening, as the log was provided. Um. Or, I'd like to, but it's non-obvious
how to reopen without also taking assignment. Going to try something here, sorry
about the spam...
Does this problem occur in Red Hat Linux 9?
Well, I don't really have Red Hat Linux 9 on this box, but I can fake it. I
have a tarball I made of an install on another machine, and I can untar it into
a directory on this box, chroot into the directory, and try things from there.
So on something-akin-to-rhl9-except-for-the-kernel-and-some-daemons-etc, the X
server no longer hangs, but gnome-terminal is unresponsive. There's a blinking
solid black cursor in the upper left, but I never get a shell prompt. xterm
I'm not doing any hardware acceleration, per redhat-config-xfree86, so the
rhl8.0 kernel shouldn't make a difference, I'm assuming...
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several major
updates to the X Window System, which may resolve this issue. We
encourage you to upgrade to the latest version of Fedora Core
If this issue turns out to still be reproduceable in the latest
version of Fedora Core, please file a bug report in the X.Org
bugzilla located at http://bugs.freedesktop.org in the "xorg"
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bug URL here, Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the
centralized X.Org bug tracker, and will review any bug fixes
that become available for consideration in future updates.