Note: This is a beta release of Red Hat Bugzilla 5.0. The data contained within is a snapshot of the live data so any changes you make will not be reflected in the production Bugzilla. Also email is disabled so feel free to test any aspect of the site that you want. File any problems you find or give feedback here.

Bug 81446

Summary: Bluecurve freezes on startup
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Diego <dfiguero>
Component: gnome-coreAssignee: Havoc Pennington <hp>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact: Jay Turner <jturner>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: 8.0CC: srevivo
Target Milestone: ---   
Target Release: ---   
Hardware: athlon   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of: Environment:
Last Closed: 2003-01-09 20:16:43 UTC Type: ---
Regression: --- Mount Type: ---
Documentation: --- CRM:
Verified Versions: Category: ---
oVirt Team: --- RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: --- Target Upstream Version:

Description Diego 2003-01-09 16:17:39 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; SunOS sun4u; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021217

Description of problem:
Almost always when I run startx it gets stuck in the red hat blue screen where
it display all the icons for the applications that are to be loaded. It doesn't
get to the point of changing the background. I tried removing access to esound
(chmod 0 /usr/bin/esd) but that won't solve the problem. 

The last line I get is something like:

Loaded Background '0x8a...

I did an 'strace -f -ff -o startx startx' and I am attaching the last lines of
what I get on the last process that loads. After around 30 secs the code will
appear again but the numbers inside the curly braces will increase.

I can run xinit without any problems. And if I change /etc/sysconfig/desktop to
WINDOWMAKER instead of GNOME it will run fine.

I found some posts on google groups about people having the same problem but no
one had replied.

Are there any other tools/commands I can try to get more information about the

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run startx

Actual Results:  X freezes

Expected Results:  X should start and load all gnome-applets.

Additional info:

OUTPUT OF 'strace -f -ff -o startx startx'

vm86old(0x8590890)                      = -1 ENOSYS (Function not implemented)
vm86old(0x8590890)                      = -1 ENOSYS (Function not implemented)
another 100 or so lines of the same output
vm86old(0x8590890)                      = -1 ENOSYS (Function not implemented)
iopl(0)                                 = 0
ioperm(0, 0x400, 0)                     = 0
setitimer(ITIMER_REAL, {it_interval={0, 20000}, it_value={0, 20000}}, NULL) = 0
gettimeofday({1042084925, 569300}, NULL) = 0
select(256, [1 3 7 8 9 10 11], NULL, NULL, {598, 464000}) = ? ERESTARTNOHAND (To
be restarted)
--- SIGALRM (Alarm clock) ---
setitimer(ITIMER_REAL, {it_interval={0, 0}, it_value={0, 0}}, NULL) = 0
sigreturn()                             = ? (mask now [IO])
gettimeofday({1042084925, 580842}, NULL) = 0
select(256, [1 3 7 8 9 10 11], NULL, NULL, {598, 453000}

Comment 1 Diego 2003-01-09 20:16:43 UTC
The solution was adding MTRR support in the kernel compilation.