Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114490
Kernel 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl panic on Gnome start
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:04:25 EST
Description of problem:
Kernel panic when starting Gnome (or any Gnome-based application, e.g.
gnome-terminal, gnome-help) using abovementioned kernel.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Invocation of a user app.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot that kernel.
2. Log in via SSH. (This machine has next to no memory, so I use an
X server on a remote box.) Set the DISPLAY variable, so session
is NOT tunnelled.
3. Run gnome-terminal and wait.
Kernel panic. Mess on screen. System halt.
No kernel panic (but maybe a bit of thrashing).
Problem does not show up when using kernel.org's 2.4.24 kernel.
Managed to compile this OK under the panicky kernel, so disinclined
to think hardware's awry.
Machine is K6-233 w/ 64Mb RAM, ~200Mb swap, S3 ViRGE/DX (but don't use
X server on it), SB ViBRA-16 sound card (shouldn't get used), fealnx
There have been several errata kernels since 2115, please try those.
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