Bug 586165 - [abrt] crash in compiz-0.8.2-24.fc12: Process /usr/bin/compiz was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
Summary: [abrt] crash in compiz-0.8.2-24.fc12: Process /usr/bin/compiz was killed by s...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 538679
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: compiz
Version: 12
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Adel Gadllah
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: abrt_hash:8ce9587a2e672a8f5d8850226e0...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-04-27 01:05 UTC by Daniel S Spicer
Modified: 2010-07-23 04:20 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2010-04-28 20:04:54 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
File: backtrace (32.48 KB, text/plain)
2010-04-27 01:05 UTC, Daniel S Spicer
no flags Details
Backtrace (25.19 KB, text/plain)
2010-07-22 23:35 UTC, John Morris
no flags Details

Description Daniel S Spicer 2010-04-27 01:05:44 UTC
abrt 1.0.9 detected a crash.

architecture: x86_64
Attached file: backtrace
cmdline: compiz --sm-client-id 106c7413013ddf06a7126841383898457100000019400025 --ignore-desktop-hints glib gconf gnomecompat
component: compiz
executable: /usr/bin/compiz
global_uuid: 8ce9587a2e672a8f5d8850226e0736d642824314
package: compiz-0.8.2-24.fc12
rating: 4
reason: Process /usr/bin/compiz was killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV)
release: Fedora release 12 (Constantine)

Comment 1 Daniel S Spicer 2010-04-27 01:05:46 UTC
Created attachment 409326 [details]
File: backtrace

Comment 2 Jeff Raber 2010-04-28 20:04:54 UTC
Thanks for the report. We are sorry that we cannot help you with your problem, but we are not able to support binary-only drivers. If you would be able to reproduce this issue using only open source software, please, reopen this bug with the additional information, but in meantime I have no choice than to close this bug as CANTFIX (because we really cannot fix it).

The open source 'nouveau' driver (in package xorg-x11-drv-nouveau) is the recommended alternative for users of Nvidia graphic chips.  It is used by default in Fedora 11 and later if you remove any customizations that explicitly set the video driver.  The older "nv" driver may be needed in some cases.  It is also available in older Fedora releases.  Install the packages xorg-x11-drv-nouveau or xorg-x11-drv-nv and override the X server's default choice if necessary.  See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/NouveauAsDefault for more information.

If you used a non-packaged version of the driver from the Nvidia website please clean your system from additional libraries and software it installed. For users who are experiencing problems installing, configuring, or using the unsupported 3rd party proprietary "nvidia" video driver, Nvidia provides indirect customer support via an online web based support forum.  Nvidia monitors these web forums for commonly reported problems and passes them on to Nvidia engineers for investigation.  Once they've isolated a particular problem, it is often fixed in a future video driver update.

The NVNews Nvidia Linux driver forum is located at:


Once you have reported this issue in the Nvidia web forums, others who may have experienced the particular problem may be able to assist.  If there is a real bug occurring, Nvidia will be able to determine this, and will likely resolve the issue in a future driver update for the operating system releases that they officially support.

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Comment 3 John Morris 2010-07-22 17:32:22 UTC
I just added a dup via abrt on this bug and I am running the stock Fedora supplied Intel drivers.  Apparently my account can't reopen this bug though.

Comment 4 Jeff Raber 2010-07-22 23:03:18 UTC
John, Please attach a backtrace here.

Comment 5 John Morris 2010-07-22 23:35:56 UTC
Created attachment 433831 [details]

Comment 6 John Morris 2010-07-23 00:42:58 UTC
Since I don't see the text I typed into abrt anywhere here....

I dock and undock regularly, switching between the internal 1440x900 panel, an  external 1920x1080 display and both at once.  Things don't go kaboom during any of these.  Cold booting and logging on in a different configuration than the one I shut down in seems most likely to trigger the crash.

Comment 7 Jeff Raber 2010-07-23 04:20:55 UTC
Looks like this is a legitimate issue with compiz.  See bug 538679.

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*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 538679 ***

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