Bug 3482 - Playing videos or using OpenGL crashes X.org and only a reboot will correct the problem
Summary: Playing videos or using OpenGL crashes X.org and only a reboot will correct t...
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Driver/intel (show other bugs)
Version: 6.8.2
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: high normal
Assignee: Alan Hourihane
QA Contact:
Keywords: want-backtrace
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-06-06 14:56 UTC by Daniel Stone
Modified: 2005-07-11 09:29 UTC (History)
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Description FreeDesktop Bugzilla Database Corruption Fix User 2005-06-06 14:56:18 UTC
When I run multiple opengl apps at the same time X crashes. For example, if, 
in KDE, I browse through the opengl screensavers and I hit the properties 
button where two opengl windows are visible at the same time, x.org goes down 
and starts back up over and over again until I reboot the computer. When I 
press the power button on my laptop to restart the computer the resulting 
framebuffer window is tiled 4 times with some messed up colors. Also, playing 
videos creates pink and green banding on the screen in areas outside of the 
video playback region, also causing random crashes during video playback. 
Sorry if there's so much ambiguity around this, but I don't know how else to 
report all these problems. If you have any ideas of things to try to eliminate 
certain variables, let me know.
Comment 1 Alan Hourihane 2005-06-06 15:03:08 UTC
If you've got the capability try and compile the CVS and give that a try.
Comment 2 Alan Hourihane 2005-06-06 15:03:41 UTC
Oh, and it might be worth attaching a log from /var/log/Xorg.0.log when the
Xserver crashes so I can determine what's causing it.
Comment 3 Alan Hourihane 2005-06-23 03:30:48 UTC
Have you had chance to try CVS, or even attach a log file ??
Comment 4 Alan Hourihane 2005-06-28 06:25:09 UTC
Closing. Re-open when you can provide more information.
Comment 5 Alan Hourihane 2005-06-28 06:25:42 UTC
More information required. Marking INVALID.
Comment 6 FreeDesktop Bugzilla Database Corruption Fix User 2005-07-01 14:51:53 UTC
Created attachment 3015 [details]

Here is a copy of the Xorg.0.log file after X crashes and then restarts
Comment 7 FreeDesktop Bugzilla Database Corruption Fix User 2005-07-01 14:57:53 UTC
Sorry I took so long to get back, I was out of town and away from my computer  
for a couple of weeks.  
I have reproduced the bug here again, and attached a crash log. The way X is 
crashing is that it first fails when playing a video, and then restarts 
continuously. The log file I have sent is from after it starts looping. I will 
try to get one for the first crash here this afternoon, but it might be 
I have not been able to try the cvs version. 
Comment 8 FreeDesktop Bugzilla Database Corruption Fix User 2005-07-01 15:24:37 UTC
Created attachment 3016 [details]
Comment 9 Adam Jackson 2005-07-03 14:45:34 UTC
starting with the snapshot, on linux systems, the X server can print
its own backtrace when it crashes.  please confirm that these bugs are still
valid with or later, and if they are please attach a the server log
from the crash.
Comment 10 Alan Hourihane 2005-07-05 14:37:26 UTC
You could also try my replacement video driver at
http://www.fairlite.demon.co.uk/intel.html and see if that cures your problem.
Comment 11 Alan Hourihane 2005-07-12 19:29:55 UTC
I'm pretty sure the driver on my homepage will fix your Xv related issues as it
has for many others.

If it doesn't re-open this bug with a log file from that driver.


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