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Re: Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" installation feedback on zx6000


Yes, the GDM bug is still there. I regularly update the related bug
report (http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=537572).

But now that I know the root cause, it's easy to work around: simply
recompile the current gnome-settings-daemon package with -Wl,-z,defs
removed from the LDFLAGS of the debian/rules build script.

You'll get then a working gnome-settings-daemon package that you can
overwrite the current one :-)



2011/5/11 Alan Devine <devine@dna.ie>:
> Just tried upgrading from Squeeze to Testing last night. The Weekly builds
> still do not completely install from fresh for various reasons but the
> "upgrade" from a running OS does.  Unfortunately the gdm/gdm3 bug is still
> there!?
> Alan
> On 09/02/2011 15:33, Émeric Maschino wrote:
>> Hello Alan,
>> 2011/2/9 A. Devine<devine@dna.ie>:
>>> On the GDM bug, when switching back to GDM from GDM3 can you actually use
>>> the Settings-Daemon or does it still gobble 100% CPU on restart? Does
>>> using
>>> GDM break any other dependences?
>> Switching back to gdm doesn't solve the problem, the GNOME settings
>> daemon still uses 100% CPU. But at least a (standard) user can kill
>> the gnome-settings-daemon processes without root priviledges required,
>> releasing CPU power.
>> I don't think that reverting to gdm break any dependency. In fact,
>> from the release notes
>> (http://www.debian.org/releases/squeeze/ia64/release-notes/ch-information.en.html#id533495),
>> gdm is the default option for people upgrading from Lenny. So I
>> imagine that the Debian QA team has ensured that everything is fine if
>> following this route. It's just advised to upgrade to gdm3, not
>> required. Wheezy will be different, hence IMHO the need to fix ASAP
>> Debian bug #537572
>> (http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=537572).
>> Furthermore, I've tracked down the issue to GNOME settings daemon
>> 2.24.1-1 (http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=537572#67).
>> Next big thing will probably be to fix 3D hardware acceleration, as
>> Wheezy will surely come with GNOME 3.x, using GNOME Shell as window
>> manager. And GNOME Shell heavily relies upon Mutter/Clutter/OpenGL.
>>> I found the same insta-crash bugs with Epiphany and to be honest, many
>>> packages, Squeeze RC2 seems quite unstable on IA64.
>> Too bad, since Squeeze is no more RC, but the stable one! Do you have
>> a list of the faulty packages? Do you know if the issues you're
>> experiencing have been filed through the Debian BTS?
>>     Emeric
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