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Re: pkg/46919: xscreensaver freezes with GL visual

The following reply was made to PR pkg/46919; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/46919: xscreensaver freezes with GL visual
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 05:40:07 +0000

 On Thu, Sep 06, 2012 at 09:05:01PM +0000, wrote:
  > This has been happening since NetBSD 6.0 BETA 1 (or possibly
  > earlier; i can't remember) and pkgsrc-2011Q4 i believe. I thought
  > it was one of those freak bugs that would just be fixed quickly,
  > but with packages built from pkgsrc-2012Q2 (including
  > modular-xorg-server), it is still present. Basically, any
  > screensaver that has the visual set to GL will freeze after running
  > for a short time (less than a minute). This doesn't seem to happen
  > with any other visual.  >How-To-Repeat: Set Visual to GL in
  > xscreensaver-demo or by editing whatever program's line in
  > .xscreensaver. Run it for a few seconds and experience the freeze.
  > >Fix: I have no idea. There aren't any useful messages in Xorg.log
  > nor in xdm.log.
 What kind of video card, and do you have its drm driver enabled in the
 kernel? (and if so, is it attaching?)
 David A. Holland

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