Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 67429
kernel Oops: 0000 Bad EIP value. Unable to handle NULL pointer dereference in X process
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
The gdm crashes with gdm_slave_xioerror_handler reporting a Fatal X error in
response to a kernel Oops. The kernel is reporting two classes of problem the
first is "Unable to handle NULL pointer dereference at virtual address 00000008"
and the second is "Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in and let the computer just sit. Within a couple of hours gdm and/or
the kernel will crash.
Actual Results: gdm will crash and be restarted, presenting the user with the
login screen or the kernel will panic and the entire machine will lock up with
the Caps Lock and Scroll Lock indicators on the keyboard flashing.
Expected Results: Nothing, the machine should function indefinately without
rebooting or logging off the user.
Using kernel 2.4.18-5
1.4 GHz Athlon
Gigabyte GA-7IXE4 Motherboard
Matrox Millennium G200 AGP w/8MB Video RAM
20GB and 10GB IDE HD
See attached for supporting info.
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System Info Output
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Extract of messages showing multiple crashes within several hours
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