Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 90860
system hangs when starting evolution
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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Description of problem:
System hangs totally, normally after starting evolution for the second or third
time. Total freeze, no reaction to Num Lock. Can also not connect via ssh or
ping the machine. Reset is the only way to get system up again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start evolution, and exit
2.Start evolution again, it freezes system totally, if not, it will after
another couple of tries.
Actual Results: System totally frozen
Expected Results: I should have been able to use evolution
I have created a trace using strace, but don't know if it will be worth
anything. will attach it.
Created attachment 91680 [details]
strace output file for run that caused freeze
evolution-1.2.4-0.ximian.1 is the package provided by Ximian, not the one
provided by Red Hat. Unfortunately, we cannot support packages built by third
parties as we have no control over the configuration used building them.
I agree that you can't support this package, but my problem is that the system
freezes, i.e. I have to reboot. This surely must point to another problem in the
try the erratum kernel please..
Will do and report back
I have installed kernel-2.4.20-13.8 and restarted, but the problem still occurs.
I also updated the system up to the all latest available packages. Red Hat
Network shows it as up to date. Problem still occurs
Anyone still looking at this?
there's not a lot to go on here.
Is it just the X server that is frozen ? (eg ctrl-alt-f1 goes to a console that
works) ? Is it total machine death? (which oops then) etc etc
Total machine death: Ctrl-Alt-F1 does not work, Ctrl-Alt-Del does not work,
mouse cursor does not move
I have the same problem in Fedora beta 2.
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases,
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/