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Bug 19593 - GNOME Locks up system when hi liteing desktop
Summary: GNOME Locks up system when hi liteing desktop
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] GNOME (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux Gnome Desktop Team
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-04-18 23:31 UTC by Ryan Lewon
Modified: 2003-09-28 14:14 UTC (History)
0 users

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Description Ryan Lewon 2003-04-18 23:31:00 UTC
I am using GNOME 2.2.1 with Nautilus 2.2.2, I log in as usual, (Using gdm).
After i log in i wanted to move a grouped set of icon's. As soon as i started to
hi lite  the desktop froze, I thought it was just teh desktop, but too my
surprise the whole system froze solid.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Login via GDM
2. Hi lite desktop.

Actual Results:  

Expected Results:  
Hi lite icon's and be able to move them.

Comment 1 Alastair Tse (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-04-21 14:16:41 UTC
can you paste the output of "emerge info" and which xfree you're using? and anything else ethat you think might help us?
Comment 2 Ryan Lewon 2003-04-22 13:43:57 UTC
Portage 2.0.47-r10 (default-x86-1.4, gcc-3.2.2, glibc-2.3.1-r4)
System uname: 2.4.20-gaming-r2 i686 Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.70GHz
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /var/qmail/control /usr/share/config /usr/kde/2/share/config /usr/kde/3/share/config /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb:/usr/kde/3.1/share/config:/usr/share/config"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/env.d"
USE="x86 oss 3dnow apm arts avi crypt cups encode gif jpeg libg++ mikmod mmx mpeg ncurses nls pdflib png quicktime spell truetype xml2 xmms xv zlib gtkhtml gdbm berkdb slang readline aalib bonobo svga ggi tcltk java guile sdl gpm tcpd pam libwww ssl perl python esd imlib oggvorbis motif opengl cdr X -kde -qt gnome gtk
CFLAGS="-march=pentium3 -O3 -pipe"
CXXFLAGS="-march=pentium3 -O3 -pipe"
FEATURES="sandbox ccache"

Hope this helps.
Comment 3 Ryan Lewon 2003-04-22 13:48:43 UTC
In make.conf my USE flags are:

USE="X -kde -qt gnome gtk alsa"
Comment 4 Alastair Tse (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-04-23 04:10:00 UTC
so it froze solid as in the mouse stopped responding etc? are you using a nvidia card with nvidia closed-source kernel drivers? if so, have you tried using the xfree nvidia drivers instead?

are there any other instances where it locks up apart from highlighting icons on a desktop? because if it froze all together it might be either an X problem or a kernel problem (or both)
Comment 5 Ryan Lewon 2003-04-23 23:36:48 UTC
Hello, i found a new thing too it, i was playing XMMS and the sound continues too play (No looping at all) But i think it could be X, im using the gaming sources. But it hasn't locked up from any other thing as of yet. And i am using portage nvidia sources, not nvidia's site sources.
Comment 6 foser (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-04-24 06:21:26 UTC
nvidia isn't all source ;) as liquidx said, stop using the nvidia drivers for a while and use the standard X 'nv' driver (edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config , don't forget to disable GLX too). See if that solves your problem, hard lockups are not unheard of with the nvidia drivers (especially with AGP enabled).
Comment 7 Ryan Lewon 2003-04-24 22:35:38 UTC
Ahh ok i will try this :).
Comment 8 foser (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-05-17 11:50:43 UTC
does this solve your problems ?
Comment 9 foser (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-06-07 12:24:02 UTC
waiting for reporters confirmation
Comment 10 Alastair Tse (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-09-28 14:14:17 UTC