Bug#630532: xorg hangs in screensaver (radeon chipset)

Daniel Dickinson daniel at cshore.neomailbox.net
Sun Jul 3 07:46:15 PDT 2011

On Tue, 14 Jun 2011 23:40:45 +0200
Julien Cristau <jcristau at debian.org> wrote:

> On Tue, Jun 14, 2011 at 17:04:28 -0400, Daniel Dickinson wrote:
> > Xorg gets the kernel hung_task_timeout message while in screensaver
> > at random times.  This usually happens when I've left the computer
> > to a long job, and means that a forced shutdown is necessary (SysRq
> > works) and causes (so far recoverable) filesystem issues.
> > 
> Is this reproducible with a newer kernel?  With a newer
> xserver-xorg-video-radeon?  With a newer libgl1-mesa-dri?  Do you know
> what screensaver triggers it exactly?

I'll have to try again with .39, the xorg and dri and kernel were at
the latest versions (and even tried experimental) at the time I
reported.  Unfortunately I don't know what screensaver (I was finding
the results when I came back from leaving the computer, with the
screensaver in random mode, and unfortunately the logs don't record
the info I need to determine screensaver (is there a way to get
xscreensaver to log each screensaver it uses?) in use.

<erno> hm. I've lost a machine.. literally _lost_. it responds to ping, 
it works completely, I just can't figure out where in my apartment it
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