Potentially **DANGEROUS** bug in 5.0 - 5.1

Ben Calvert ben at stonehenge-net.com
Tue Jun 10 09:21:47 PDT 2003

Remington L. said:
> I have a Sony VAIO GRX-570 laptop. When 5.0-R came out I noticed VERY
> unusual symptoms on startx. This is very hard to describe(I'm gonna get a
> picture and post). When I launch startx the screen goes blank, and imagine
> this ocean wave type thing sweep across my screen. Its not like just some
> a
> screensaver, you can tell by looking at it that its not good. The symptom
> lasts about 4 seconds and then it stops, and my system is frozen, no
> error,
> no kernel panic. This also happens in 5.1, but NOT in 4.8
> As I said its very hard to describe, I will attempt to grab a picture and
> Ill repost. What should I do about this bug?

This sounds like a problem with X and your monitor.  do you have the same
XF86Config in 5x as in 4x?

Ben Calvert
Stonehenge NetWorks

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