Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 144476
X segfaults randomly and fails to restore display and keyboard
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:57 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.5)
Description of problem:
The X server in Fedora Core 3 crashes (signal 11) at random.
The last two crashes happened while I was using the Mozilla
web browser, but I don't think this is Mozilla's fault since
/var/log/Xorg.0.log says that the X server segfaulted. After the
X server crashes, I have to log into my computer by remote to do
a clean reboot, since the console and keyboard is not restored
when X crashes. It looks exactly like my computer froze, except
that I can still log in by network.
It looks like this bug only occurs while I'm actively using X,
since I have not seen it crash during weekends and other times
when I'm aways. (X is, of course, still running.) I has crashed
two times within a few hours today, and before the last crash
I even tried removing Load "dri" and Load "glx" from xorg.conf,
but that didn't help -- it still crashed. :-(
I never saw this in Fedora Core 1 (upgraded directly from FC1 to
FC3), so I'm sure it's a software bug.
| Installed software |
| Hardware (lspci) |
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82850 850 (Tehama) Chipset Host
Bridge (MCH) (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82850 850 (Tehama) Chipset AGP
Bridge (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corp. 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corp. 82801BA IDE U100 (rev 02)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #1) (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM SMBus (rev 02)
00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corp. 82801BA/BAM USB (Hub #2) (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon RV100
QY [Radeon 7000/VE]
02:07.0 Ethernet controller: 3Com Corporation 3c905B 100BaseTX
[Cyclone] (rev 30)
02:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq 5880 AudioPCI (rev 02)
02:0a.0 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 43)
02:0a.1 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB (rev 43)
02:0a.2 USB Controller: NEC Corporation USB 2.0 (rev 04)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. See description
Created attachment 109467 [details]
Please make sure your system is upgraded with all of the current
Fedora Core 3 updates, and rebooted into the current FC3 kernel.
If this problem still occurs with a fully updated FC3 system,
please upgrade to the xorg-x11 from rawhide (fedora devel), which
is 126.96.36.1993-2 at the time of this writing, and is slated to be
released for FC3 once xorg 6.8.2 is finalized in a week or so.
If you can still reproduce the problem after updating to the
rawhide xorg-x11, please attach your X server log, X config file,
and /var/log/messages from a failed session, to the bug report as
individual uncompressed file attachments.
Thanks in advance.
Setting status to "NEEDINFO", and awaiting status update from
reporter in response to comment #3.
I have regularly updated FC3, and haven't seen this bug in a while.
It has probably been fixed, but I can't be 100% sure since I could
never consistently reproduce it. Close it if you want; I can always
reopen it if the problem reappears.
Ok, setting status to "RAWHIDE". If the problem persists in
a fully updated FC3, including kernel for anyone, please
follow the request in comment #3 above prior to reopening
the bug report.
Created attachment 111422 [details]
X log after crash
The server crashed again yesterday with the attached log.
At that time I was running a fully updated FC3, but the running
kernel was 2.6.10-1.760_FC3 since I hadn't yet rebooted into
2.6.10-1.766_FC3. I am not able to reproduce this bug in any
way, it just happens from time to time. I don't think the
log provides any useful information, but at least now you'll
/know/ that it doesn't. :-)