a web site that blows away my desktop session

James Hubbard jameshubbard at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 14:59:14 UTC 2009

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 9:51 AM, Robert P. J. Day <rpjday at crashcourse.ca> wrote:
> 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.
> Backtrace:
> 0: /usr/bin/Xorg (xorg_backtrace+0x28) [0x49e8d8]
> Segmentation fault at address 0x20
> Fatal server error:
> Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting
>  what else would you like in the BZ report?

I have two RS690 bugs already filed.  This may or may not help.

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