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Bug 76174 - X desktop hangs/fails-to-start on 2.4.18-17.7.x kernel with Rage Mobility adapter
Summary: X desktop hangs/fails-to-start on 2.4.18-17.7.x kernel with Rage Mobility ada...
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-17 20:15 UTC by Clark Williams
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:05 UTC

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Description Clark Williams 2002-10-17 20:15:01 UTC
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Description of problem:
Desktop becomes unresponsive, windows fail to refresh, keyboard stops working. 

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot 2.4.18-17.7.x kernel
2. Login
3. startx
4. start a gnome-terminal
5. run Settings->Preferences
6. No dialog will appear.

Actual Results:  Windows stop responding. 'esd' shown at 99% of CPU. A 'killall
esd' while ssh'ed into the box will "fix" the problem, but gnome-terminal
windows have weird fonts (very tiny, although preferences state courier new 10pt)

When the X desktop is started, sometimes it will not get past starting X server
(only observed while on battery). When powered, the desktop starts, but windows
refuse to refresh, will not iconify/deiconify, drag. Sometimes the keyboard
works (Ctl-Alt-Bkspc) to kill X, sometimes power cycle required. Mouse cursor
responds, but mouse clicks usually don't work. Gnome-terminal using very tiny
font. Kernel is still running (login via SSH ok).

Expected Results:  X desktop should have functioned normally (as with 2.4.18-10

Additional info:

Dell Latitude C600 w/ATI Rage Mobility M3 AGP 2x, running RHL 7.3 w/errata
kernel 2.4.18-17.7.x. 

X and kernel RPM's installed:

output from lsmod:
Module                  Size  Used by    Not tainted
maestro3               27848   2  (autoclean)
ac97_codec             12224   0  (autoclean) [maestro3]
soundcore               6212   2  (autoclean) [maestro3]
r128                   93464   1 
agpgart                40256   3 
binfmt_misc             7236   1 
autofs                 11172   1  (autoclean)
orinoco_cs              5704   1 
orinoco                32672   0  [orinoco_cs]
hermes                  7264   0  [orinoco_cs orinoco]
ds                      8416   2  [orinoco_cs]
yenta_socket           12000   2 
pcmcia_core            49888   0  [orinoco_cs ds yenta_socket]
mousedev                5024   1 
hid                    20608   0  (unused)
input                   5696   0  [mousedev hid]
usb-uhci               24324   0  (unused)
usbcore                71072   1  [hid usb-uhci]
ext3                   64800   2 
jbd                    47892   2  [ext3]

output from dmesg
Linux version 2.4.18-17.7.x ( (gcc version 2.96
20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.3 2.96-112)) #1 Tue Oct 8 13:33:14 EDT 2002
BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000009fc00 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000000009fc00 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000000c0000 - 00000000000cc000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000000ffec000 (usable)
 BIOS-e820: 000000000ffec000 - 000000000fff0000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000100a0000 - 0000000010100000 (reserved)
 BIOS-e820: 00000000ffe00000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
0MB HIGHMEM available.
255MB LOWMEM available.
On node 0 totalpages: 65516
zone(0): 4096 pages.
zone(1): 61420 pages.
zone(2): 0 pages.
Dell Latitude C600 machine detected. Mousepad Resume Bug workaround enabled.
Kernel command line: ro root=/dev/hda2
Initializing CPU#0
Detected 751.706 MHz processor.
Speakup v-1.00 CVS: Tue Jun 11 14:22:53 EDT 2002 : initialized
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25
Calibrating delay loop... 1494.19 BogoMIPS
Memory: 253220k/262064k available (1153k kernel code, 6412k reserved, 975k data,
160k init, 0k highmem)
Dentry cache hash table entries: 32768 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
Inode cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 5, 131072 bytes)
Mount cache hash table entries: 4096 (order: 3, 32768 bytes)
ramfs: mounted with options: <defaults>
ramfs: max_pages=31908 max_file_pages=0 max_inodes=0 max_dentries=31908
Buffer cache hash table entries: 16384 (order: 4, 65536 bytes)
Page-cache hash table entries: 65536 (order: 6, 262144 bytes)
CPU: Before vendor init, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000, vendor = 0
CPU: L1 I cache: 16K, L1 D cache: 16K
CPU: L2 cache: 256K
CPU: After vendor init, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
Intel machine check architecture supported.
Intel machine check reporting enabled on CPU#0.
CPU:     After generic, caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU:             Common caps: 0383f9ff 00000000 00000000 00000000
CPU: Intel Pentium III (Coppermine) stepping 06
Enabling fast FPU save and restore... done.
Enabling unmasked SIMD FPU exception support... done.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... OK.
POSIX conformance testing by UNIFIX
mtrr: v1.40 (20010327) Richard Gooch (
mtrr: detected mtrr type: Intel
PCI: PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfc13e, last bus=1
PCI: Using configuration type 1
PCI: Probing PCI hardware
PCI: Discovered primary peer bus 08 [IRQ]
PCI: Using IRQ router PIIX [8086/7110] at 00:07.0
Limiting direct PCI/PCI transfers.
isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
isapnp: No Plug & Play device found
speakup:  initialized device: /dev/synth, node (MAJOR 10, MINOR 25)
Linux NET4.0 for Linux 2.4
Based upon Swansea University Computer Society NET3.039
Initializing RT netlink socket
apm: BIOS version 1.2 Flags 0x03 (Driver version 1.16)
Starting kswapd
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_6.5.0 initialized
pty: 2048 Unix98 ptys configured
Serial driver version 5.05c (2001-07-08) with MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ
ttyS0 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
ttyS2 at 0x03e8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
Real Time Clock Driver v1.10e
block: 480 slots per queue, batch=120
Uniform Multi-Platform E-IDE driver Revision: 6.31
ide: Assuming 33MHz system bus speed for PIO modes; override with idebus=xx
PIIX4: IDE controller on PCI bus 00 dev 39
PIIX4: chipset revision 1
PIIX4: not 100% native mode: will probe irqs later
    ide0: BM-DMA at 0x0860-0x0867, BIOS settings: hda:DMA, hdb:pio
hda: IBM-DJSA-220, ATA DISK drive
ide2: ports already in use, skipping probe
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
blk: queue c0385f84, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
blk: queue c0385f84, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
hda: 39070080 sectors (20004 MB) w/1874KiB Cache, CHS=2432/255/63, UDMA(33)
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
Partition check:
 hda: hda1 hda2 hda3
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
NET4: Frame Diverter 0.46
RAMDISK driver initialized: 16 RAM disks of 4096K size 1024 blocksize
ide-floppy driver 0.99.newide
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 2048 buckets, 16Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 16384 bind 16384)
Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0.
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 120k freed
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Journalled Block Device driver loaded
EXT3-fs: INFO: recovery required on readonly filesystem.
EXT3-fs: write access will be enabled during recovery.
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3-fs: ide0(3,2): orphan cleanup on readonly fs
ext3_orphan_cleanup: deleting unreferenced inode 1080321
ext3_orphan_cleanup: deleting unreferenced inode 1733825
ext3_orphan_cleanup: deleting unreferenced inode 1733743
EXT3-fs: ide0(3,2): 3 orphan inodes deleted
EXT3-fs: recovery complete.
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
Freeing unused kernel memory: 160k freed
Adding Swap: 522104k swap-space (priority -1)
usb.c: registered new driver usbdevfs
usb.c: registered new driver hub
usb-uhci.c: $Revision: 1.275 $ time 13:43:25 Oct  8 2002
usb-uhci.c: High bandwidth mode enabled
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:07.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:03.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:03.1
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:10.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:10.1
usb-uhci.c: USB UHCI at I/O 0xdce0, IRQ 11
usb-uhci.c: Detected 2 ports
usb.c: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub.c: USB hub found
hub.c: 2 ports detected
usb-uhci.c: v1.275:USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver
hub.c: USB new device connect on bus1/1, assigned device number 2
usb.c: USB device 2 (vend/prod 0x46d/0xc00e) is not claimed by any active driver.
usb.c: registered new driver hiddev
usb.c: registered new driver hid
input0: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse] on usb1:2.0
hid-core.c: v1.8.1 Andreas Gal, Vojtech Pavlik <>
hid-core.c: USB HID support drivers
mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.18, 14 May 2002 on ide0(3,2), internal journal
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.18, 14 May 2002 on ide0(3,1), internal journal
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
blk: queue c0385f84, I/O limit 4095Mb (mask 0xffffffff)
parport0: PC-style at 0x378 (0x778) [PCSPP,TRISTATE]
parport0: irq 7 detected
Linux Kernel Card Services 3.1.22
  options:  [pci] [cardbus] [pm]
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:03.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:03.1
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:07.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:10.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:10.1
PCI: Found IRQ 11 for device 00:03.1
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:03.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:07.2
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:10.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 11 with 00:10.1
Yenta IRQ list 0698, PCI irq11
Socket status: 30000006
Yenta IRQ list 0698, PCI irq11
Socket status: 30000010
cs: IO port probe 0x0c00-0x0cff: clean.
cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x290-0x297 0x378-0x37f 0x4d0-0x4d7
cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean.
cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: clean.
hermes.c: 5 Apr 2002 David Gibson <>
orinoco.c 0.11b (David Gibson <> and others)
orinoco_cs.c 0.11b (David Gibson <> and others)
divert: allocating divert_blk for eth0
eth0: Station identity 001f:0001:0007:001c
eth0: Looks like a Lucent/Agere firmware version 7.28
eth0: Ad-hoc demo mode supported
eth0: IEEE standard IBSS ad-hoc mode supported
eth0: WEP supported, 104-bit key
eth0: MAC address 00:02:2D:49:4F:5C
eth0: Station name "HERMES I"
eth0: ready
eth0: index 0x01: Vcc 5.0, irq 3, io 0x0100-0x013f
Linux agpgart interface v0.99 (c) Jeff Hartmann
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 203M
agpgart: Detected Intel 440BX chipset
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xe0000000
[drm] AGP 0.99 on Intel 440BX @ 0xe0000000 64MB
[drm] Initialized r128 2.2.0 20010917 on minor 0
maestro3: version 1.23 built at 13:44:52 Oct  8 2002
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:08.0
maestro3: Configuring ESS Maestro3(i) found at IO 0xD800 IRQ 5
maestro3:  subvendor id: 0x00b11028
ac97_codec: AC97 Audio codec, id: 0x8384:0x7609 (SigmaTel STAC9721/23)
spurious 8259A interrupt: IRQ7.

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2002-10-18 20:22:58 UTC
This looks like it should be part of bug #76171: maestro3 driver from new errata
kernel -> esd hangs.

Comment 2 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:05 UTC
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

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