Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 132235
Enlightenment pager crashes X suddenly after running for hours
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:49 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040625
Description of problem:
I mention the nvidia graphics driver because I have it on both
computers exhibiting the problem with two different cards. However,
the previous OSs installed on the computers (Red Hat 9 and Fedora Core
2) were running fine with the same nvidia driver.
The symptom is that X crashes and restarts out of the blue, during
typing or while sitting idle, with or without xscreensaver running.
The following message in /var/log/messages:
gdm_slave_xioerror_handler: Fatal X error - Restarting :0
Screensaver and power savings features are disabled.
It does not crash however if the console is left switched to a virtual
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
xorg-x11-6.7.0-6, nvidia 1.0-6111 display driver
Steps to Reproduce:
1. log in to X
2. leave on or just work on it for a few hours
Actual Results: after few hours X crashes and login screen is
Expected Results: X should not have crashed.
dm_slave_xioerror_handler: Fatal X error - Restarting :0
Could be related to the interaction with nvidia graphics driver, or
just an xorg bug (Fedora 2 was working fine but I think it was still
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 73733 ***
Not a duplicate IMHO, I have stated clearly that Red Hat 9 (kernel
2.4) and Fedora Core 2 (kernel 2.6) have worked fine with the exact
same driver. Also I am not getting any kernel oops or other messages
(as in 73733) when that happens.
At any rate, I tested, I felt I should report, that about it.
Nvidia proprietary drivers are unsupported. Bug #73733 is our
"we do not support proprietary drivers" bug, hence the duplicate.
Nvidia has a web based end user forum for reporting bugs/problems
with their drivers. I think it is www.nvnews.com or somesuch.
Hope this helps.
I assume you determined/know it's a problem with the nvidia driver
and not xorg or the new kernel or new graphical boot. That's fine,
I guess I'll have to drag FC2 along until a fix appears.
It's somehow funny and sad because I may be wrong, but this hasty
dispatch looked just like the ISPs who refuse to provide support
even on hardware, as soon as "Linux" is uttered.
Narrowed the problem down to the snapshot feature of Enlightenment's
pager module. With snapshotting disabled and everything else enabled
(power saving, GL screensavers, nvidia etc), X has been stable for
about three days.
I am not sure whose fault it is (E has been installed on FC2 four
days before the upgrade to FC3t1 and I don't recall this problem,
but can't be sure due to the short time involved). It's obviously
not a serious issue any longer though.
For reference these are the enlightenment-related packages installed
on the machine:
(pager set to 100 lps, high quality snapshots)
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.