Bug 429241 - Xorg crashes right after using fast user switching
Summary: Xorg crashes right after using fast user switching
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-server
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adam Jackson
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-01-18 05:34 UTC by Nathan G. Grennan
Modified: 2018-04-11 14:28 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-01-09 07:35:54 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Modfied patch from Keith Packard (6.71 KB, text/x-patch)
2008-02-12 00:18 UTC, Nathan G. Grennan
no flags Details

Description Nathan G. Grennan 2008-01-18 05:34:52 UTC
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):

How reproducible:
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
Actual results:
Xorg of user B crashes after about 10 seconds

Expected results:
Xorg to continue running for user B

Additional info:

Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-01-18 11:44:31 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Nathan G. Grennan 2008-02-12 00:18:58 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Nathan G. Grennan 2008-02-12 00:19:28 UTC
Here is the url of the original patch:


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