Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 374131
vnc server crashes when trying to start google-earth
Last modified: 2008-12-02 13:13:40 EST
Description of problem:
When working remotely connected to a vnc server, launching google-earth crashes
the vnc server.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
google-earth 126.96.36.1991 (non-fedora).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install google-earth from http://earth.google.com/download-earth.html
2. If needed, set the vnc server password using vncpasswd
3. Start the server with "vncserver"
4. Connect to the server using a vnc client from a remote machine (FYI: mine is
RealVNC 4.1.2 on XP).
5. Type "googleearth" in the shell window...
a) The vnc window on the remote machine disappears.
b) Issuing "ps ax" on the server host show that Xvnc has stopped
c) In /var/log/message, the following line is logged:
Nov 9 22:16:03 sbftp2 kernel: Xvnc general protection eip:811c711
A wonderful display of the planet earth !
Perhaps not related to, but remember google-earth uses GLX...
Bug in main xorg source, reassigning to xorg team
backtrace from Xvfb fail:
#0 0x08b6e5b0 in ?? ()
#1 0x081202e4 in DoSwapInterval (cl=<value optimized out>, pc=0xb7dcb008
"\223\020\004", do_swap=0) at swap_interval.c:80
#2 0x0813128a in __glXDisp_VendorPrivate (cl=0x8ca3998, pc=0xb7dcb008
"\223\020\004") at glxcmds.c:2322
#3 0x08117116 in __glXDispatch (client=0x8c60ac8) at glxext.c:561
#4 0x080f7efe in XaceCatchExtProc (client=0x8c60ac8) at xace.c:299
#5 0x0806ea1a in Dispatch () at dispatch.c:457
#6 0x0807ff1a in main (argc=3, argv=0xbfcf1004, envp=Cannot access memory at
) at main.c:447
#7 0x003ab390 in __libc_start_main () from /lib/i686/nosegneg/libc.so.6
#8 0x0805d831 in _start ()
looks like Mesa problem.
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Was related to libGL. OK in F10. Closing bug.