[xrandr]: gnome-settings-daemon crashed with signal 5 in _XReply() (nvidia binary drivers?)

Bug #1227747 reported by Sergio Benjamim on 2013-09-19
This bug affects 18 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

This problem appeared after installed nvidia-319-updates and nvidia-prime. Using Nvidia GT 740M (before the instalation, I was using only Intel drivers, my hardware has Optimus technology).

Try to run gnome-settings-daemon from terminal, I got this message:

"(gnome-settings-daemon:5359): Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'gnome-settings-daemon' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)'.
  (Details: serial 189 error_code 8 request_code 140 minor_code 30)
  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
   To debug your program, run it with the GDK_SYNCHRONIZE environment
   variable to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
Trappe pour point d'arrêt et de trace (core dumped)"

GTK 2 themes is not working.


Description: Ubuntu Saucy Salamander (development branch)
Release: 13.10
Linux sergio-X751JB 3.11.0-7-generic #14-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 16 18:37:27 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

  Installé : 3.8.5-0ubuntu3
  Candidat : 3.8.5-0ubuntu3
 Table de version :
 *** 3.8.5-0ubuntu3 0
        500 http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

  Installé : 319.49-0ubuntu2
  Candidat : 319.49-0ubuntu2
 Table de version :
 *** 319.49-0ubuntu2 0
        500 http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy/restricted amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

  Installé : 319.49-0ubuntu1
  Candidat : 319.49-0ubuntu1
 Table de version :
 *** 319.49-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

  Installé : 0.4
  Candidat : 0.4
 Table de version :
 *** 0.4 0
        500 http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

       description: 3D controller
       produit: GK208M [GeForce GT 740M]
       fabriquant: NVIDIA Corporation
       identifiant matériel: 0
       information bus: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: a1
       bits: 64 bits
       horloge: 33MHz
       fonctionnalités: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
       ressources: irq:16 mémoire:f6000000-f6ffffff mémoire:e0000000-efffffff mémoire:f0000000-f1ffffff portE/S:e000(taille=128) mémoire:f7000000-f707ffff
       description: VGA compatible controller
       produit: 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
       fabriquant: Intel Corporation
       identifiant matériel: 2
       information bus: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 06
       bits: 64 bits
       horloge: 33MHz
       fonctionnalités: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       ressources: irq:47 mémoire:f7400000-f77fffff mémoire:d0000000-dfffffff portE/S:f000(taille=64)

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
Package: gnome-settings-daemon 3.8.5-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-7.14-generic 3.11.1
Uname: Linux 3.11.0-7-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.12.2-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu Sep 19 17:26:49 2013
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settings-daemon
InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-09-19 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Alpha amd64 (20130917)
MarkForUpload: True
ProcCmdline: /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon/gnome-settings-daemon
 PATH=(custom, no user)
Signal: 5
SourcePackage: gnome-settings-daemon
 ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
 ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
 _XReply () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
 XSync () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
 gdk_flush () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgdk-3.so.0
Title: [xrandr]: gnome-settings-daemon crashed with signal 5 in _XReply()
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Sergio Benjamim (sergio-br2) wrote :
information type: Private → Public

Thank you for taking the time to report this crash and helping to make this software better. This particular crash has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug #1224254, so is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Please continue to report any other bugs you may find.

tags: removed: need-amd64-retrace

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Leutner (b-leutner) wrote :

Same happens for me both with nvidia-319 or nvidia-325 installed

Same problem with nvidia-331 on HP Envy 17-j003 with GT 740M/Haswell Optimus and nvidia-prime.

Why can't the bug which this is a duplicate of be found? It is obviously not fixed as I'm running Saucy daily build.

David Prosén (david2006) wrote :

Me to! gnome-settings-daemon Version 3.8.5-0ubuntu9 on my new installed ubuntu 13.10 64bit
doesn't like nvidia-319 and nvidia-prime. :-(

Julius de Bruijn (pimeys) wrote :

Happens for me too. Nvidia-318 + gnome-settings-daemon 3.8.5-0ubuntu9 won't work together.

Matthew (matthew-mackarill) wrote :

I'm getting this problem too, not sure if anyone knows of a work around?

Igor (nesterione) on 2013-11-03
description: updated

Same problem here. The Ambiance theme is disabled, fonts and decorations are ... ugly. Ubuntu 13.10 64bit, nvidia-319, nvidia-prime, and an nvidia GT650M.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Could somebody get a debug backtrace for the issue?

$ gdb gnome-settings-daemon
(gdb) b gdk_x_error
(gdb) command
> bt
> c
> end
(gdb) r --replace

(that should print the bt for you when it stops)

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Could somebody check if that's happening using the "nouveau" driver rather than the nvidia binary ones?

summary: [xrandr]: gnome-settings-daemon crashed with signal 5 in _XReply()
+ (nvidia binary drivers?)
Changed in gnome-settings-daemon (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Changed in light-themes:
status: New → Invalid
Matthias Hardt (mhardt) wrote :

Attached you'll find the output from gdb you suggested to send.

Looks like XRRSetOutputPrimary() fails in my case.

ahmet_der (ahmet-der) wrote :

Hi ya,
I have same bug. But I found that disabling xrand plugin of settings-daemon via dconf-editor fixed my problem. It appears to me that setting-deamon cannot handle display with excisting nvidia-setting.

Marcos Alano (mhalano) wrote :


I like to confirm ahmet_der workaround. Works like a charm. The problem is you can't manage the display via gnome-control-center anymore. But I think this is a big clue to solve the problem.

Best regards.

Chuck Claunch (cclaunch) wrote :

Also confirmed workaround posted by ahmet_der. Thank you.

Dominik Wujastyk (wujastyk) wrote :

Also confirmed xrand/dconf solution from ahmet_der, #14.

Linux xxx 3.11.0-15-generic #23-Ubuntu SMP Mon Dec 9 18:17:04 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Cinnamon 2.0.14

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