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 188.8.131.521 (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.
This message is a reminder that Fedora 8 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 8. It is Fedora's policy to close all
bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained. At that time
this bug will be closed as WONTFIX if it remains open with a Fedora
'version' of '8'.
Package Maintainer: If you wish for this bug to remain open because you
plan to fix it in a currently maintained version, simply change the 'version'
to a later Fedora version prior to Fedora 8's end of life.
Bug Reporter: Thank you for reporting this issue and we are sorry that
we may not be able to fix it before Fedora 8 is end of life. If you
would still like to see this bug fixed and are able to reproduce it
against a later version of Fedora please change the 'version' of this
bug to the applicable version. If you are unable to change the version,
please add a comment here and someone will do it for you.
Although we aim to fix as many bugs as possible during every release's
lifetime, sometimes those efforts are overtaken by events. Often a
more recent Fedora release includes newer upstream software that fixes
bugs or makes them obsolete.
The process we are following is described here:
Was related to libGL. OK in F10. Closing bug.