7.04 screensaver freezes keyboard and mouse

Bug #107870 reported by RC Price on 2007-04-20
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linux-restricted-modules-2.6.20 (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

AMD64 x2 with nvidia video running amd64 Feisty always freezes when the screensaver is on more than about 5 minutes. The images lock and the only option is the reboot button.
It happens every time regardless of the type of screensaver image

The xorg.conf file is as follows [it was generated automatically] and the other log is below this one-

# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf(5) manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
 Fontpath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
 Fontpath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
 Fontpath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
 Fontpath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
 Fontpath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
 Fontpath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
 Fontpath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
 # path to defoma fonts
 Fontpath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
 Load "i2c"
 Load "bitmap"
 Load "ddc"
 Load "extmod"
 Load "freetype"
 Load "glx"
 Load "int10"
 Load "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
 Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
 Driver "kbd"
 Option "CoreKeyboard"
 Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
 Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
 Option "XkbLayout" "us"
 Option "XkbOptions" "lv3:ralt_switch"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
 Identifier "Configured Mouse"
 Driver "mouse"
 Option "CorePointer"
 Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
 Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
 Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
 Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
 Driver "wacom"
 Identifier "stylus"
 Option "Device" "/dev/wacom"# Change to
 Option "Type" "stylus"
 Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
 # /dev/input/event
 # for USB
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
 Driver "wacom"
 Identifier "eraser"
 Option "Device" "/dev/wacom"# Change to
 Option "Type" "eraser"
 Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
 # /dev/input/event
 # for USB
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
 Driver "wacom"
 Identifier "cursor"
 Option "Device" "/dev/wacom"# Change to
 Option "Type" "cursor"
 Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
 # /dev/input/event
 # for USB
EndSection

Section "Device"
 Identifier "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
 Driver "nvidia"
 Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
 Option "AddARGBVisuals" "True"
 Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
 Option "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Generic Monitor"
 Option "DPMS"
 Horizsync 28-204
 Vertrefresh 43-60
EndSection

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Default Screen"
 Device "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
 Monitor "Generic Monitor"
 Defaultdepth 24
 SubSection "Display"
  Depth 1
  Modes "4095x4095" "4095x3839" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Depth 4
  Modes "4095x4095" "4095x3839" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Depth 8
  Modes "4095x4095" "4095x3839" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Depth 15
  Modes "4095x4095" "4095x3839" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Depth 16
  Modes "4095x4095" "4095x3839" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Depth 24
  Modes "4095x4095" "4095x3839" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
 EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
 Identifier "Default Layout"
  screen "Default Screen"
 Inputdevice "Generic Keyboard"
 Inputdevice "Configured Mouse"
 Inputdevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
 Inputdevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
 Inputdevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
 Mode 0666
EndSection

The Xorg.0.log is as follows:

# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf(5) manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
 Fontpath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
 Fontpath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
 Fontpath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
 Fontpath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
 Fontpath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
 Fontpath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
 Fontpath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
 # path to defoma fonts
 Fontpath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
 Load "i2c"
 Load "bitmap"
 Load "ddc"
 Load "extmod"
 Load "freetype"
 Load "glx"
 Load "int10"
 Load "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
 Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
 Driver "kbd"
 Option "CoreKeyboard"
 Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
 Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
 Option "XkbLayout" "us"
 Option "XkbOptions" "lv3:ralt_switch"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
 Identifier "Configured Mouse"
 Driver "mouse"
 Option "CorePointer"
 Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
 Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
 Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
 Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
 Driver "wacom"
 Identifier "stylus"
 Option "Device" "/dev/wacom"# Change to
 Option "Type" "stylus"
 Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
 # /dev/input/event
 # for USB
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
 Driver "wacom"
 Identifier "eraser"
 Option "Device" "/dev/wacom"# Change to
 Option "Type" "eraser"
 Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
 # /dev/input/event
 # for USB
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
 Driver "wacom"
 Identifier "cursor"
 Option "Device" "/dev/wacom"# Change to
 Option "Type" "cursor"
 Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
 # /dev/input/event
 # for USB
EndSection

Section "Device"
 Identifier "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
 Driver "nvidia"
 Busid "PCI:1:0:0"
 Option "AddARGBVisuals" "True"
 Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
 Option "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
 Identifier "Generic Monitor"
 Option "DPMS"
 Horizsync 28-204
 Vertrefresh 43-60
EndSection

Section "Screen"
 Identifier "Default Screen"
 Device "nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
 Monitor "Generic Monitor"
 Defaultdepth 24
 SubSection "Display"
  Depth 1
  Modes "4095x4095" "4095x3839" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Depth 4
  Modes "4095x4095" "4095x3839" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Depth 8
  Modes "4095x4095" "4095x3839" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Depth 15
  Modes "4095x4095" "4095x3839" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Depth 16
  Modes "4095x4095" "4095x3839" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
 EndSubSection
 SubSection "Display"
  Depth 24
  Modes "4095x4095" "4095x3839" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x480"
 EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
 Identifier "Default Layout"
  screen "Default Screen"
 Inputdevice "Generic Keyboard"
 Inputdevice "Configured Mouse"
 Inputdevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
 Inputdevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
 Inputdevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
 Mode 0666
EndSection

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Could you please add your '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' file and your '/var/log/Xorg.0.log' file as attachments to your bug report? Thanks in advance.

RC Price (robcprice) wrote :

Is this what you needed?

Thanks.

description: updated
Warren Butler (grumpymole) wrote :

I am seeing similar behaviour, but I don't have AMD64. Mine started soon after I added applets (weather applet) to the panel. Seems to have gone once I removed the applet.

Anything similar in your problem?

Regards

Warren

RC Price (robcprice) wrote :

The freezing occurs regardless of what applets I have in the panel, and it occurs regardless of what programs are running.

Do you have nVidia drivers?

Thanks,

RC

Warren Butler (grumpymole) wrote :

Yes, I am using the Nvidia restricted drivers to run Beryl. But I have also had the freezes on the same system running compiz. Without additional applets, I have been running for over a day now without problems.

This is going to be fun to solve.

Cheers

Warren

Sitsofe Wheeler (sitsofe) wrote :

RC Price:
Could you try using the launchpad web interface to attach those files? I don't think they came through...

Lucio M Nicolosi (lmnicolosi) wrote :

Pasted from ubuntu-users thread: "Screensaver Hangs":

> > My screen saver get activated every 5 mins. Once in awile when I move
>> the mouse, the screen hangs and the pic stay steady and I can't do
>> anything.
>> I even pressed ctrl+alt+backspace, ctrl+alt+del still no help.
>> Anybody experiencing this?

>>> I am experiencing exactly the same problem with two different desktops.
>>> Power Management is kept off. Screensaver was set to random after 5
>>> minutes. Keyboard and mouse will lock if computer is left unnatended for
>>> a long time.

Perhaps some of the random screensavers are causing the problem. I had a
similar problem previously; System|Preferences|Screensaver and then
went through each one. I found that some of them froze the screen, or at
least slowed it to a crawl & affected the mouse movements. Sundancer2
was one, SpirographX another + a few more. You can remove the ones that
cause problems, or simply select a prefered one that works.

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Hoola (ubuntu-hoolahoopzoo) wrote :

I am experiencing these same symptoms on my Dapper Drake installation. I have random screensavers set to go off after 15 minutes of idle. It doesn't seem to matter which screensaver runs, but it may be fine for several days, or it may happen within one day.

I do not use nVidia--I have an ATI Radeon 8500 board (ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R200 QH).

I find that even after this console lock-up, I can log in from another box on the network and, using top, see that the Xorg process is using over 99.5% of the CPU. The command response on that foreign login session seems fine, despite this level of resource consumption. That's the good news. The bad news is all my efforts and those of some of my more savvy Unix-heads have failed to remedy the issue. The runaway Xorg process puts a death-grip on the box, and no "kill -9" or "init 3" seems to be able to change it. The only thing that works is a reboot or shutdown. This puts a damper on my "Linux-is-better-than-Winders" gloating, so please fix soon :)

Oh, and please advise if you require any further configuration file or other input from me.

Thanks!

--Hoola

Bryce Harrington (bryce) wrote :

Hoola and L.M. - can you two also please attach your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and /var/log/Xorg.0.log files?

Lucio M Nicolosi (lmnicolosi) wrote :

Below my xorg files,

Please notice that a NVidia AGP card was added to the system since the last time I experienced the lock,

Long ago have set the screensaver to Bubble3D not to face the same problem again.

Now the onboard video (ATI, I guess) is inactive and some RAM was freed thus permitting the use of Beryl, etc.

Did not test the occurence of the bug w/ this last configuration.

Regards,

LM

Lucio M Nicolosi (lmnicolosi) wrote :

And also the

 /var/log/Xorg.0.log

Ranulf WolfSage (ranulf) wrote :

I'm having the same issue running Ubuntu 7.04 on a HP dc5700, using just the onboard video. It only seems to happen when gone overnight, the screensaver will come back and give me the login prompt if i've been gone for just a few minutes, or an hour or two. It's very frustrating, as I'm currently trying to build the case for myself, that everything I want to use will work on Linux, justifying my getting rid of Windows. Here are the files you wanted to look at from the others...

Ranulf WolfSage (ranulf) wrote :

And the other file...

Lucio M Nicolosi (lmnicolosi) wrote :

Tested my desktop the other day w/ random screensaver config.

Problem is gone, it seems, by adding the 64 meg Nvidia and inactivating the onboard video. Overall RAM is only 256 Meg, and attaching a video board made some difference.

pius (pius) wrote :

Do you have hal packages installed from feisty-backports?
I had the same issue but after replacing hal packages with those from the main repo everything's fine again.

Changed in xorg:
assignee: brian-murray → nobody
status: Needs Info → Confirmed
Marcel (marcel-launchpad) wrote :

I have the same problem with Ubuntu 7.04 on an Asus P5B-V mobo with integrated Intel G965 graphics and 2 GB ram. It also have random screensavers and some hang and some don't. When it hangs I can switch to a virtual console, but I can't seem to get my desktop back without rebooting. I have Desktop Effect enabled.

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

Screensaver crashes are usually libGL specific, in this case it's nvidia -> l-r-m.

Others should check the bugs on mesa.

This package has become obsolete so we're closing out the bug report as WONTFIX.
Thanks for reporting it though!

Changed in linux-restricted-modules-2.6.20:
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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