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Bug#496889: gnome-games: sol causes(?) X-server crash and lockup

On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 06:55:56PM +0200, Brice Goglin wrote:
> Josselin Mouette wrote:
> >> Darn, darn, darn.  It crashed again, but gdm then tried restarting the
> >> X server.
> >>
> >> So all I have is the core dump of the locked up server from when it
> >> tried restarting.
> >>     
> >
> > Such a dump should be useful to track down the bug. I’m reassigning the
> > bug to X so that they can ask you the information they need.
> >   
> Yes, we need a backtrace of the crash. You can get one by:
> 1) looking at the end of Xorg.0.log (or Xorg.0.log.old if X already
> restarted)
> 2) running gdb on your core
> 3) attaching gdb to a running X from another machine through ssh before
> the crash occurs.
> The best would be 2) or 3) after installing xserver-xorg-core-dbg.

The problem is that gdm tries restarting X at least twice after the
crash, after both of which X failed to start because it was locked
up.  So the original crash info and core file have been overwritten.
Oops.  I've just written a wrapper round X to rotate the core files
before running X, so hopefully the next time there is a crash, I'll be
able to pass on this information.


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