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cinnamon crashes x-server: x-server restart

Reported by Rogier van Stapele on 2012-07-08
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Bug Description

At irregular times, once or twice a day, the x-server suddenly restarts.
This error only occurs when my laptop operates on 1 screen (sofar). When using xinerama and dual screens the error did not occur.

Log message:

Jul 8 19:15:28 RvS-Laptop gnome-session[5659]: Gdk-WARNING: gnome-session: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server :0.#012
Jul 8 19:15:28 RvS-Laptop mdm[5617]: WARNING: mdm_slave_xioerror_handler: Fatal X error - Restarting :0

The error message is always the same.

Info:
i7, 8GB, NVidia 285M laptop
Mint Maya 64, cinnamon.
NVidia 295.04 and 295.49 driver

Oskar Wallgren (oskar.wallgren) wrote :

This is not a bug for the community site but for the distro, so I moved it.

Here's a forum post that might fit in:
http://forum.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=106911&start=0

affects: community.linuxmint.com → linuxmint
pere (psubiros) wrote :

I have the same problem as well on LM13 cinnamon 64-bit. Same log.
The only solution I get is to disable the nvidia propietary drivers. Now I work without graphic card.

Processor: 4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz
Memory: 16425MB (1275MB used)
Resolution : 1920x1080 pixels
OpenGL Renderer: GeForce 9800 GT/PCIe/SSE2
X11 Vendor: The X.Org Foundation
Audio Adapter: AV200 - Xonar STX
Audio Adapter: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel

I changed to the GNome interface. It might help as long as this isn't fixed.

Nadroj Cromcen (irishetalon007) wrote :

Unfortunately, I was forwarded here for the same problem, and have been using Gnome all along....so obviously gnome is not immune to this problem

@Nadroi,

Upgrading the NVidia drivers to 3.02 and later to 3.04 solved this problem. Cinnamon still has some 'special effects' but these are not as critical.

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