|Summary:||X windows hangs whole machine|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||cjuleff|
|Component:||distribution||Assignee:||David Lawrence <dkl>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1998-12-07 21:45:40 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description cjuleff 1998-12-04 06:13:54 UTC
System is PII 400 with S3Virge/GX2 card After about 2 minutes, X windows hangs the whole machine which cannot even be pinged after the hang. We have disabled gpm and have tried the SVGA and S3V drivers but with no luck. We have also tried a serial mouse instead of a PS/2 mouse but that doesnt help. There is nothing logged in /var/log/messages or from startx. The machines doesnt seem to hang if run only in console mode. The user is migrating from Windows NT which runs ok.
Comment 1 Edward Schlunder 1998-12-05 00:35:59 UTC
Have you tried XFree86 3.3.3? Straight from the bugs fixed list at http://www.xfree86.org/3.3.3/RELNOTES6.html: - Fix some lockups with ViRGE chips. You can find SRPMs for XFree86 3.3.3 on ftp://rhcn.redhat.com
Comment 2 David Lawrence 1998-12-07 21:45:59 UTC
The S3 VirgeGX2 is not properly supported with the version of XFree86 that shipped with 5.2. The newest version of XFree86 3.3.3 had improved support for that adaptor. We are working to make them available for download from our ftp site or they can be obtained from www.xfree86.org.
Comment 3 cjuleff 1998-12-10 13:52:59 UTC
XFree 3.3.3 makes no difference. We have again tried the SVGA and S3V drivers. We have also removed a pnp Creative Labs sound card and 3Com 3c905B NIC but that had no effect. We have run out of ideas. The video card is an AGP-Bus type, model S3Virge/GX2 SG200A. The motherboard is an Intel SE440BX, if this helps.