Bug 242343 - gdm-binary crashes
Summary: gdm-binary crashes
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm   
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Version: 8
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-06-03 14:30 UTC by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2009-01-09 04:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 04:37:32 UTC
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Log messages from gdm with debug enabled (106.48 KB, text/plain)
2007-06-03 14:30 UTC, Jonathan Kamens
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Description Jonathan Kamens 2007-06-03 14:30:02 UTC
Upgraded to gdm-2.19.1-1.fc8.i386.rpm.  Tried to log in.  Screen flashes after I
enter my password, and then login screen returns.  Enabled gdm debug and found
that slave gdm-binary process is crashing.  Relevant log entries attached as
log.txt.  Downgrading to gdm-2.18.0-14.fc7.i386.rpm made the problem go away. 
I'd be glad to snag a core dump if you can't reproduce the issue, but I can't
figure out how to do that -- gdm-binary doesn't appear to be dumping core
anywhere, and I can't figure out what setting I'd need to modify to make it do that.

Comment 1 Jonathan Kamens 2007-06-03 14:30:02 UTC
Created attachment 156023 [details]
Log messages from gdm with debug enabled

Comment 2 Jonathan Kamens 2007-06-03 14:30:33 UTC
Marking this urgent because can't log in at all because of this bug.

Comment 3 Chris Rankin 2008-01-20 01:10:41 UTC
This bug might have surfaced again because it seems to describe what has started
happening to me as of approx 18th Jan 2008: the system is crashing when I try to
login, and the following message has appeared in my dmesg log:

gdm-binary[2642]: segfault at 73694c7f eip 4c7c3092 esp bfa14ed0 error 6

I am running gdm-2.20.2-2.fc8. In order to login, I *seem* to need to clean out
my user's files and directories from /tmp. When login fails, I can login via a
serial console and discover that the .xsession-errors file contains a message
from the X server, complaining that a resource is temporarily unavailable.

Comment 4 Chris Rankin 2008-01-20 01:13:37 UTC
I have found this back-trace in one of the gdm log files:

0: /usr/bin/X(xf86SigHandler+0x81) [0x80cdfb1]
1: [0xb7f59420]
2: /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libfb.so(fbCopyAreammx+0x21e) [0xb7c3494e]
3: /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libfb.so(fbCompositeCopyAreammx+0x66) [0xb7c34a16]
4: /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libfb.so(fbComposite+0x57f) [0xb7c279df]
5: /usr/lib/xorg/modules//libxaa.so(XAAComposite+0x261) [0xb7be0f31]
6: /usr/bin/X [0x8177706]
7: /usr/bin/X [0x8174006]
8: /usr/bin/X(CompositePicture+0x153) [0x815a6c3]
9: /usr/bin/X [0x81604ff]
10: /usr/bin/X [0x815d8a5]
11: /usr/bin/X [0x8150b0e]
12: /usr/bin/X(Dispatch+0x1aa) [0x808880a]
13: /usr/bin/X(main+0x49a) [0x807054a]
14: /lib/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe0) [0x426c5390]
15: /usr/bin/X(FontFileCompleteXLFD+0x1f1) [0x806f831]

Comment 5 Chris Rankin 2008-01-20 01:29:26 UTC
FYI, I have a Radeon 9550 card, and have disabled Desktop Effects. Here is my
Device section:

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Radeon 9550"
        Driver      "radeon"
        Option      "AGPMode" "8"
        Option      "GARTSize" "128"
        Option      "RenderAccel" "on"
        Option      "EnablePageFlip" "on"

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