a web site that blows away my desktop session

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Wed Nov 11 14:51:20 UTC 2009

On Wed, 11 Nov 2009, Adam Jackson wrote:

> On Wed, 2009-11-11 at 09:41 -0500, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> > as a followup to one of my posts from yesterday(?), i've been
> > cruising the intertoobz, checking for other sites that seem to do bad
> > things to my f12 beta desktop session.  here's one -- a post from a
> > canadian political blog:
> >
> > http://scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com/2009/10/difference-between-propaganda-and-facts.html
> >
> > i am making no political statement with this, i am simply pointing out
> > a web page that will (in this case, at least) not take down my entire
> > system, but will kick me out of my gnome desktop and force me to log
> > back in again.
> Which means X is probably crashing, which means there's probably a
> backtrace near the end of /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old afterwards telling
> you all about it.

  ah, quite right, i forgot about the ".old" Xorg log files.  should i
bother reproducing the backtrace here, or just go directly to BZ with
this?  eh, here's the backtrace part, it will all be in BZ shortly.

0: /usr/bin/Xorg (xorg_backtrace+0x28) [0x49e8d8]
1: /usr/bin/Xorg (0x400000+0x619c9) [0x4619c9]
2: /lib64/libpthread.so.0 (0x3feb600000+0xefa0) [0x3feb60efa0]
3: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/radeon_drv.so (0x7f41ba185000+0xd507f) [0x7f41ba25a07f]
4: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/radeon_drv.so (0x7f41ba185000+0x9f5b5) [0x7f41ba2245b5]
5: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/radeon_drv.so (0x7f41ba185000+0xa1bac) [0x7f41ba226bac]
6: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/libexa.so (0x7f41b9593000+0xd1b9) [0x7f41b95a01b9]
7: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/libexa.so (0x7f41b9593000+0xdfa2) [0x7f41b95a0fa2]
8: /usr/bin/Xorg (0x400000+0xd1c80) [0x4d1c80]
9: /usr/bin/Xorg (miCompositeRects+0x230) [0x563c70]
10: /usr/bin/Xorg (0x400000+0xcc274) [0x4cc274]
11: /usr/bin/Xorg (0x400000+0x2c69c) [0x42c69c]
12: /usr/bin/Xorg (0x400000+0x21cfa) [0x421cfa]
13: /lib64/libc.so.6 (__libc_start_main+0xfd) [0x3feae1eb1d]
14: /usr/bin/Xorg (0x400000+0x218a9) [0x4218a9]
Segmentation fault at address 0x20

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting

  what else would you like in the BZ report?


Robert P. J. Day                               Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA

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