This happens with rawhide anaconda boot, but I perhaps it could be reproduced on any rawhide installation.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot the installer
2. scp-in rawhide version of xrandr
3. xrandr -d :1 -s 640x480
X server crashes with sigsegv.
definitely not a sigsegv.
Created attachment 416060 [details]
[ 164.773] 0: Xorg (xorg_backtrace+0x3c) [0x80e51bc]
[ 164.773] 1: Xorg (0x8048000+0x5d166) [0x80a5166]
[ 164.774] 2: (vdso) (__kernel_rt_sigreturn+0x0) [0xbfa40c]
[ 164.774] 3: /usr/lib/libpixman-1.so.0 (0x2d1000+0x5a9e9) [0x32b9e9]
[ 164.774] 4: /usr/lib/libpixman-1.so.0 (0x2d1000+0x5aeed) [0x32beed]
[ 164.774] 5: /usr/lib/libpixman-1.so.0 (0x2d1000+0x15e88) [0x2e6e88]
[ 164.774] 6: /usr/lib/libpixman-1.so.0 (pixman_fill+0x5d) [0x30c0bd]
[ 164.774] 7: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so (fbFill+0x245) [0x54a115]
[ 164.774] 8: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so (fbPolyFillRect+0x180) [0x54a510]
[ 164.774] 9: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libshadowfb.so (0xa4c000+0x17ec) [0xa4d7ec]
[ 164.775] 10: Xorg (0x8048000+0xd4276) [0x811c276]
[ 164.775] 11: Xorg (miPaintWindow+0x1c2) [0x809a3f2]
[ 164.775] 12: Xorg (miWindowExposures+0xc8) [0x809a788]
[ 164.775] 13: Xorg (miHandleValidateExposures+0x78) [0x81ae6a8]
[ 164.775] 14: Xorg (0x8048000+0x739ff) [0x80bb9ff]
[ 164.775] 15: Xorg (0x8048000+0x1406b5) [0x81886b5]
[ 164.775] 16: Xorg (0x8048000+0x7b066) [0x80c3066]
[ 164.776] 17: Xorg (0x8048000+0x7b21b) [0x80c321b]
[ 164.776] 18: Xorg (RRCrtcSet+0x141) [0x8103b61]
[ 164.776] 19: Xorg (ProcRRSetScreenConfig+0x4ad) [0x810983d]
[ 164.776] 20: Xorg (0x8048000+0xb9a36) [0x8101a36]
[ 164.776] 21: Xorg (0x8048000+0x25f37) [0x806df37]
[ 164.777] 22: Xorg (0x8048000+0x1a675) [0x8062675]
[ 164.777] 23: /lib/libc.so.6 (__libc_start_main+0xe6) [0x368cc6]
[ 164.777] 24: Xorg (0x8048000+0x1a261) [0x8062261]
[ 164.779] Segmentation fault at address (nil)
Fatal server error:
[ 164.779] Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 14 development cycle.
Changing version to '14'.
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This would be a vmware driver bug before it'd be a pixman bug.
Is this still reproducible in F17?
Unfortunately I don't have access to any VMWare boxes anymore so can't tell. At the time Anaconda used xrandr to manually switch screen resolutions so if this bug still existed in a released Fedora someone else would have run into it too.
I suggest this is closed for insufficient data.
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