Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 145268
esd continues to run after user has logged out of X
Last modified: 2013-03-13 00:47:17 EDT
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Description of problem:
Somtimes esd continues running after a user has logged out of X. This often has the side effect of keeping gam_server running too.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
(Unsure as to the steps because I am only seeing the athermath)
1. Log into GNOME.
2. Run some programs that use esd?
3. Log out.
Actual Results: Doing a ps aux | grep esd shows:
24001 8200 0.0 0.4 3980 1080 ? Ss Jan15 0:00 /usr/bin/esd -terminate -nobeeps -as 2 -spawnfd 28
Even though the only tasks still open for uid 24001 are a left over ssh-agent and gam_server
Expected Results: No esd process should have been found.
I'm not sure what actually triggers this but it could well be related to the ancient bug #2286 (although I believe that sound for new users works even though an old esd continues to run).
Part of "... continues to run after X has exited" series (bug #138249, bug #138747, bug #139834, bug #140262, bug #140874, bug #142266)
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.
I've just had a look for stray esd tasks on a bunch of FC6 machines we have and
I can't see any. Resolving FIXED.