Yesterday I upgraded from xorg-server-1.4 to xorg-server-220.127.116.11.
With the first one I didn't expect any freezes, that could be related to the xorg-server for about 2 months (user 1.3 before).
Since yesterday my computer freezed several times.
I found messages like this in the log, they appear very often:
tossed event which came in late
mieqEnequeue: out-of-order valuator event; dropping.
When this does happen, the server doesn't work anymore, the mouse is still movable, but doesn't respond to any keyboard action or mouse clicks.
The opened windows are not updated anymore.
SSH login is still possible, but killing the X server won't work (even with -9), a reboot is needed.
I'll attach the full log.
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emerge --info output
emerge --info output.
Maybe this could be helpful.
This just means that the server is hung. Unfortunately, debugging this is impossible with a proprietary driver.
(In reply to comment #3)
> This just means that the server is hung. Unfortunately, debugging this is
> impossible with a proprietary driver.
I've opened a bug in there database.
I have a way to reproduce this with open source drivers. Of course I can't be sure that it is the same bug, but symptoms are exactly same.
- Start X using IceWM as window manager (I use IceWM 1.3.1, but I don't believe the version matters).
- Press Control-Alt-Del to bring up the IceWM system dialog.
- Sometimes the server freezes immediately. If not, clicking one of the buttons in the dialog triggers it always.
I have tested this in three different systems: one with RadeonHD driver and two with xf86-video-ati. Same behavior in all three.
BTW, the server actually can be killed but then the screen is stuck in graphics mode, so it looks like nothing happened. Doing "DISPLAY=:0.0 startx" in ssh shell brings it back up, but it freezes again if I try to switch to text console.
The icewm crash is probably fixed by commit 50e80c39870adfdc84fdbc00dddf1362117ad443. See bug 13511 for details of that issue.
I’m not sure whether the OP’s issue is the same.
(In reply to comment #6)
> The icewm crash is probably fixed by commit
> 50e80c39870adfdc84fdbc00dddf1362117ad443. See bug 13511 for details of that
> I’m not sure whether the OP’s issue is the same.
I also don't think it is the same.
Because here the X server can't be killed.
(Meaning, that I kill it and just nothing happends, the process stays there and doesn't die.)
ATI released a new driver version, I'll try again with that one when I've got time.
I'm actually not sure if this is a xorg-server1-4.0.90+ati-drivers issue or if this is a xorg-server issue?
That patch fixes the IceWM crash... but replaces it with another bug. Now when I press backspace first time after using the dialog, the server quits without any error message, like if I had pressed control-alt-backspace instead.
With the newer version of fglrx (7.12 aka 8.443.1) it seems to work. See: