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Help! Gnome crashing Xserver after "testing" upgrade.


I recently upgraded my testing boxes against the repository.  For three
boxes, everything is fine.  For one box, the Xserver (xorg) crashes for
Gnome (and only gnome, other window manager settings on the gdm session
menu work fine [well I don't know about kdm since it's not installed]).

The Xorg.log.0 file gives the following traceback:

0: /usr/X11R6/bin/X(xf86SigHandler+0x88) [0x8089898]
1: [0xffffe420]
2: /lib/tls/libc.so.6(malloc+0x7c) [0xb7df0dfc]
3: /usr/X11R6/bin/X(Xalloc+0x1b) [0x80ee7cb]
4: /usr/X11R6/bin/X(AllocateOutputBuffer+0x13) [0x80ece73]
5: /usr/X11R6/bin/X(WriteToClient+0x23e) [0x80ed0fe]
6: /usr/X11R6/bin/X(XkbSendMapNotify+0x136) [0x8131916]
7: /usr/X11R6/bin/X(XkbSendNotification+0x1ec) [0x8132a7c]
8: /usr/X11R6/bin/X(ProcXkbSetMap+0x1cd0) [0x8127070]
9: /usr/X11R6/bin/X(Dispatch+0x15e) [0x80c9a7e]
10: /usr/X11R6/bin/X(main+0x415) [0x80d6785]
11: /lib/tls/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xd0) [0xb7d9ceb0]
12: /usr/X11R6/bin/X [0x8070131]

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11.  Server aborting

Sort of implies some sort of xkb problem.  I note that the keyboard is
hung when this crash occurs.  I need to delete gdm and X to get it going
again. Sometimes, a reboot.  Doesn't matter which user tries gnome.  If
any xkb function is used, X seems to crash.  If I startx as root, it works
until a xkb function is used (e.g. setting caps behavior using the

Since my other systems don't have this problem, I tried reinstalling all
of the Xserver and Xlibrary packages as well as all of the Gnome packages
(I used debtags to get pertinent package lists and dpkg --get-selections
to figure out which were installed and piped the list to "apt-get
--reinstall install"

Anyway, all to no avail.  I'm not sure what to do next.  Never seen
anything like this . .  . does anyone have any clues?  For now, I'm using
enlightenment on this box.



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