Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 121647
(DRI ?)Radeon 7000 GDM restarts with .2188 kernel
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:41 EST
Description of problem: X session has crashed, while the machine is
running idle, with Xscreensaver being active. GDM restarts and I'm
placed with a login screen, with all other running X apps dead.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
So far, this has only happened once - looks like a screensaver within
the xscreensaver package that is causing grief. Only noticed after the
new kernel upgrade.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Leave machine idle
2. Xscreensaver starts
3. (Xscreensaver possibly hits a buggy screensaver)
4. GDM crashes
GDM restarts, placing me at the login screen. All work in X that was
running earlier has been lost
Xscreensaver showing the password unlock screen
Additional info: relevant extract from /var/log/messages
Apr 24 13:27:06 albus gdm: gdm_slave_xioerror_handler: Fatal X
error - Restarting :0
Apr 24 13:27:11 albus kernel: [drm:radeon_unlock] *ERROR* Process
20263 using kernel context 0
Apr 24 13:28:40 albus gconfd (byte-4709): GConf server is not in use,
shutting d own.
Apr 24 13:28:40 albus gconfd (byte-4709): Exiting
Process 20263 is:
root 20263 19.5 11.7 132060 60356 ? S Apr24 124:10
/usr/X11R6/bin/X :0 -audit 0 -auth /var/gdm/:0.Xauth -nolisten tcp vt7
This appears to have been fixed, so am closing it.