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Old 12-21-2006, 11:30 PM   #1
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FC6 X server crashes after closing / opening laptop


Hello gurus,
I am running FC6 on a Dell Inspiron B130.

When I close and reopen my laptop, it seems the X server crashes, my session is ended and I am back at the login screen.

I've found some people having similar problems. E.g. this might be related:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=197921

and from
http://jmspeex.livejournal.com/2006/11/25/

Quote:
2) Kernel crashes on any ACPI event. Whether I close the lid or plug/unplug the AC adaptor, the kernel crashes right away with nothing printed on the console. This problem is fixed by passing the "no_timer_check" kernel option.
I find following is found in Xorg.0.log.old which might be relevant.

Code:
Backtrace:
0: /usr/bin/Xorg(xf86SigHandler+0x81) [0x80e54a1]
1: [0xbab420]
2: /lib/i686/nosegneg/libc.so.6 [0x4d73a80b]
3: /lib/i686/nosegneg/libc.so.6(__strtoul_internal+0x46) [0x4d73a166]
4: /usr/bin/Xorg [0x80ad510]
5: /usr/bin/Xorg(xf86HandlePMEvents+0x3b) [0x80d147b]
6: /usr/bin/Xorg(xf86Wakeup+0x153) [0x80e6953]
7: /usr/bin/Xorg(WakeupHandler+0x59) [0x808c199]
8: /usr/bin/Xorg(WaitForSomething+0x1b9) [0x81a0669]
9: /usr/bin/Xorg(Dispatch+0x8d) [0x8087fcd]
10: /usr/bin/Xorg(main+0x485) [0x806fa65]
11: /lib/i686/nosegneg/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xdc) [0x4d722f2c]
12: /usr/bin/Xorg(FontFileCompleteXLFD+0x1e9) [0x806eda1]

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11.  Server aborting
Does anyone know what could be going on here and how I should go about fixing this?

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 12-22-2006, 04:37 AM   #2
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Okay it seems this fixes my problem, granted it's for ubuntu, not fedora:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=284872

Quote:
Solution worked for me too - Dell Latitude C840.

However, I decided to try and adjust the /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf-custom file instead of the gdm.conf file itself, and didn't manage to get it to work, at least initially.

The easiest way to implement this solution is to use gdmsetup (System -> Administration -> Login Window). Select the 'Security' tab, then hit the button in the bottom right hand corner labeled 'Configure X Server'.

In the window that appears, add the -noacpi option to the string in the 'Command:' field, as per the original instructions. Hit the close button, and then again on the 'Login Window Preferences' window. Restart GDM (I logged out then hit CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE at the login screen), and voila!
Note on fedora some of the menu items are named slightly different, but it's the same procedure.

Seems like there should be a better way of fixing this other than disabling acpi event handling? But this works for now.
 
Old 04-29-2007, 05:56 PM   #3
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X crashes on suspend/resume

I had a similar problem, that after upgrading to FC6 using the same kernel + suspend2 version (as I used successfully for in FC5) the xserver would always crash on resume with the following message:
Backtrace:
0: X(xf86SigHandler+0x81) [0x80da1e1]
1: [0x3c3420]
2: /lib/libc.so.6 [0x46ade51b]
3: /lib/libc.so.6(__strtoul_internal+0x3f) [0x46adde7f]
4: X [0x80b3f40]
5: X(xf86HandlePMEvents+0x3b) [0x80c28ab]
6: X(xf86Wakeup+0x153) [0x80db693]
7: X(WakeupHandler+0x59) [0x808c199]
8: X(WaitForSomething+0x1b9) [0x81a06b9]
9: X(Dispatch+0x8d) [0x8087fcd]
10: X(main+0x485) [0x806fa65]
11: /lib/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xdc) [0x46ac6f2c]
12: X(FontFileCompleteXLFD+0x1e9) [0x806eda1]

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting
After reading the above messages and a few others, I was able to fix the problem by editing
the x startup file

/usr/bin/startx

and changing the server args from "" to "-noacpi":

defaultserverargs="-noacpi"

Now everything seems to be working fine and haven't noticed any other problems. For the records, I'm using the latest FC6 kernel on a Dell C840 (with the open-source nv driver).

Best,
MS
 
  


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