Bug#413697: xserver-xorg-video-ati: Crash on exit and failure to restart

Paul Gotch paulg at chiark.greenend.org.uk
Sun Mar 11 17:36:19 PDT 2007

On Sun, Mar 11, 2007 at 11:17:46PM +0100, Brice Goglin wrote:
> Is it easy to reproduce ?

It happens every time I log out, the display manager notices that the X
server did not exit cleanly and does not restart it. I then have to restart
the display manager(KDM in this case) to get X back.

I do not see it happening if I start X using startx instead, I don't know
what the difference is though.
> whether the bug is actually in the server or in the driver. I would
> rather vote for the server.

I don't see the problem an my Etch install in Parallels. However the machine
I see the problem on was upgraded from sarge -> Etch where as my parallels
install was done from the last netinst ISO. This is why I concluded it had
something to do with the driver, or at least if it is a bug in the server
it's being provoked by something to do with the environment or the card in
that machine. I suppose it could even be something broken due to the Sarge
-> Etch upgrade.
> Could you try upgrading your server to experimental (2: If
> it does not change anything, try to upgrade the driver too (6.6.3-5).

I can try but since the machine is used remotely by other people (who I have
to make sure aren't logged on every time I restart kdm) it will take a few
days before I have an opportunity to do so. I can't simply fiddle with it to
characterise the problem further. Unless someone can tell what what runes I
can use to convice kdm to start the xserver without restarting kdm and thus
killing all the remote sessions.

Paul Gotch

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