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Re: Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" installation feedback on zx6000

Hi again,

Recompiled GDM yesterday with the flags you found removed and yes, as expected works perfectly! I then thought I Id tried OpenGL/Compiz and found the textures (even in GLGears) horribly corrupted. I checked for open bugs and found you already raised this, kudos to you! :)

Any insight on whats going on with this one? I followed the bug thread but wasnt clear to me.



On 11/05/11 21:04, Émeric Maschino wrote:

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


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
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

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
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?


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