Bug 19083 - Crash on reboot
Summary: Crash on reboot
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gdm (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-10-13 20:04 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-10 18:49:14 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2000-10-13 20:04:06 UTC
From the Redhat 7 login manager,when i choose to reboot or restart the
system,after clicking OK when selecting to reboot,i get a black screen
,then i get the login manager again and then 5 or 10 seconds later,it goes
into the shut down and restart phase,but it crashes first,then it restarts
like normal.I have a Diamond Speedstar A50 Video Card.It only happens on
selection of reboot not halt or shutdown,it also happens in either KDE or
Gnome,when i select to reboot only.The message from the crash tells me to
type this in a Xterm(gdb /etc/X11/X //core where)It also tells me to submit
the bug to XFree86@XFree86.org,but i figured and was told by support to
submit it here as well...My machine is as follows(PII/400Mhz 256megs ram)
With Diamond Speedstar A50 Video Card and Creative awe64 sound card if it
even matters..Please try to help me to figure this problem out>>>When i was
running Redhat 6.2 the same problem happened and i just Downloaded Helix
Gnome from helix code web site through lynx,and selected to use their login
manager as my default login manager,and i had never seen the crash
again,but i would like to keep the Gnome from your Redhat 7 CD.

Please help!!!
Thanks JohnnyO

Username for support is as follows (happjo)

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-05-10 17:57:21 UTC
Sounds like it might be a gdm problem.

Comment 2 Owen Taylor 2001-07-17 22:38:19 UTC
The GDM in rawhide currently is very different from the GDM shipped
in 6.2/7.0.

This apparently had something to do with your particular setup,
and maybe your video card, since this didn't happen for most
things. (It's pretty hard for GDM to trigger a segfault
in X anyways, so there is something X related here.)

There really isn't any way I can debug this, so I'm closing this
as resolved, since I expect that changes to GDM and or X have
most likely made it go away. If you upgrade once we make a new
release incorporating a GDM-2.2 release and this still happens
please reopen this bug or file a new bug.

(You could also try installing the GNOME and GDM packages for
rawhide, but this is a pretty big set of packages, and there
are enough system changes invoveld that trying to upgrade
to it piecemeal might cause stability problems.)

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