Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 18113
Gnome Panel segfaults
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:14:44 EDT
Just installed RH 7.0 (downloaded 2 iso set) and after configuring X and
startx-ing, the gnome panel does not start. Opening an xterm and
attempting to start it manually yields:
[apotter@da27 apotter]$ panel
To rule out the chance of a corrupt binary, I recompiled the .src.rpm for
gnome-core and installed it, with the same results.
The machine is a Dell Inspiron 5000e notebook, PIII 750 w/ 192MB of ram.
Just to chime in, we're testing Red Hat 7.0 on a Compal N38W2 (the OEM white box
version of the Dell Inspiron 5000e), which has the ATI Mobility M3 Rage 128
video chipset. We have the exact same symptoms as this user, but it seems like
what's causing the segfault (according to strace output) is an incomplete read
In fact, if I just type 'cat /proc/apm' at the command line, I get a segfault
too. So it may be a problem with apmd or the apm code in the kernel, not
necessarily with the panel app itself.
I'm going to try compiling a new 2.2.17 kernel and see if that fixes the
Yep. It's something in the 2.2.x kernel APM code that seems to make panel die a
horrible death. The 2.4.0-test8 kernel I just built runs panel just fine. If
you're suffering from this problem, use 2.4.0 until whatever is broken in 2.2
Something strange is going on.... I installed HelixGnome and their panel
works. apm still segfaults.
At least the panel is working......
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 16891 ***
This was marked as a dup of 16891. I tried to look at that link and recieved a
permission denied type of error. I'm curious why Bugzilla blocks access to some