cinnamon crashes x-server: x-server restart

Bug #1022338 reported by Rogier van Stapele on 2012-07-08
This bug affects 4 people
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Linux Mint

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.

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:

affects: → 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 obviously gnome is not immune to this problem


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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