Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 425818
gdm crashes bigtime
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:36 EDT
Description of problem:
I upgraded to current rawhide, and discovered that gdm crashes. There are some
SELinux AVCs, but the problem also emerges with selinux=0
This is on a macbook.
Video h/w appears to be
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS,
943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML
Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
See attached boot log.
Created attachment 289715 [details]
Created attachment 289716 [details]
Xorg crash log
Ok, so haldaemon is failing to start with selinux=1.
Should that cause gdm to crash?
X is still crashing with selinux=0, see the log I just attached.
reassigning to X. If X crashes there isn't much we can do for GDM.
We should fix the "segfault if hal isn't around" issue, too, of course.
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
Created attachment 290015 [details]
Created attachment 290016 [details]
old log file -- the one which was generated during the crash, i think
Created attachment 290017 [details]
current x.org log -- i believe the X server has tried to restart, but no display & no keyboard/mouse response
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after reboot with no xorg.conf file
Getting a similar outcome, e.g. switching to 'detailed' view during graphical
boot shows corrupted text lines (possibly just the ones being displayed, rather
than ones which were generated before display) & crash in response to action
which display the corruption. Also happens if I wait until login then un-hide
a task bar -- the text on the task bar is corrupt & then X crashes.
Also, it's a bit different this time, in that keys I type are displayed in what
looks like normal text mode, and it turns out also that I can switch to normal
VTs with "alt-FN" (don't need ctrl-).
What version of -drv-i810 is this with?
I've since reinstalled that machine (it was unusable) and will let you know if I
go back to rawhide or similar and see it again.
Setting NEEDINFO on this bug, so we won't forget we are expecting information
from the reporter.
Reporter, could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in
one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
Since there are insufficient details provided in this report for us to
investigate the issue further, and we have not received feedback to the
information we have requested above, we will assume the problem was not
reproducible, or has been fixed in one of the updates we have released for the
Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade to the latest
update of their distribution, and if this issue turns out to still be
reproducible in the latest update, please reopen this bug with additional
Closing as INSUFFICIENT_DATA.