Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 429241
Xorg crashes right after using fast user switching
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:35:54 EST
Description of problem:
Xorg of the previous user crashes about 10 seconds after switching between users
with fast user switching.
The error seems to be related to bug 323501.
(WW) xf86CloseConsole: VT_WAITACTIVE failed: Interrupted system call
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
At least every three times
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login with gdm as user A
2. Use fast user switching to bring up a login with gdm
3. Login as user B
4. Switch back to user A using fast user switching
Xorg of user B crashes after about 10 seconds
Xorg to continue running for user B
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 294609 [details]
Modfied patch from Keith Packard
I did a Google search about the error message and found a message from Keith
Packard about this error. His patch was a for a different version, but the
conflicts between the original patch and the Fedora version seemed to just be
I did do some basic testing, and it seems to help. Being that the crash doesn't
happen every time, I am not yet sure if the patch fixes the issue.
Here is the url of the original patch:
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