Oxygen stalls/hangs on exit on a WindowsXP instance

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Oxygen stalls/hangs on exit on a WindowsXP instance

Wed Jan 29, 2003 5:29 am

First, I've been using Oxygen in a variety of OS's for a few weeks now to develop some documentation (using Docbook schema) and I'm very impressed. I hope the following bugs are novel, minor and readily fixed.

Use of Oxygen within MacOS X (ibook 700 Mhz, 640 RAM) has been flawless in execution, but inherently slower to respond to actions than my Windows installation. The OS, hardware and Java implementation I will assume all contribute - the application is a victim to these limitations.

I've found two problems on a Windows XP installation.
Hardware: Compaq Presario Notebook, Pentium IV, 2.2Ghz (desktop chip), 512MB RAM. Windows XP Home, ver 2002, SP1, dual screen.

1. On exiting Oxygen, the system hangs/freezes with no ability to continue with input by keyboard/mouse. Requires a cold restart.
2. In moving the application acrossed a spanned screen (secondary), occasionally the icons in the tool bar either don't render well or the icon has changed and no longer matches its corresponding action.

I will install on my Dell server running WinXP Pro and RH Linux 8.0 running as a dual boot on the first laptop to see what happens as well.

Keep up the good work.
~ Stuart

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Wed Jan 29, 2003 6:27 pm

Hi Stuart,

Another user Mickey Kamer had a similar problem and I want to thank him for its help.

If you have an ATI Radeon graphics adapter then the problem can be a Java bug, see http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/bugParade/bugs/4713003.html
for the full description, aslo below you can see the first part of it.

Bug Id 4713003
Votes 187
Synopsis 1.4.1 REGRESSION: Windows XP freezes on Java application exit/draw
Category java:classes_2D
Reported Against hopper-beta, 1.4.1, 1.2, hopper-rc
Release Fixed 1.4.1_02, mantis
State Closed, fixed
Related Bugs 4733384, 4742238, 4749817, 4756720
Submit Date Jul 10, 2002

java version "1.4.1-beta"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.4.1-beta-b14)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.4.1-beta-b14, mixed mode)

Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]

ATI Radeon AGP graphics card 7200
Driver: ati2dvag.dll ver: (English)
DirectX 8.1 (

Windows XP freezes (hangs) on Java application exit. I
experience this consistantly on all applications that take
advantage of image drawing functions. I have not been able
to reproduce on other Java applications. Application runs
fine but Windows XP freezes indefinitely on exit. Once
while running an application using drawImage() to a panel
I entered a Windows blue screen complaining of an infinite
loop in the video driver. Sometimes the program will exit
normally if you simply start and exit with small drawing
activity, but a reasonable amount of image drawing
activity seems to cause Windows XP to hang on exit. While
difficult to pinpoint (since you are left with no errors
while your machine reboots), it is probably due to a new
incompatibility between the java runtime and video driver.
I do not have this problem with any JDK previous to the
1.4.1 beta release.

REGRESSION. Last worked in version 1.4

As a solution you should try to use a JDK which has this bug fixed, j2sdk-1_4_0_03-windows-i586.exe worked for Mickey for instance.

Best Regards,

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