[Intrepid]gnome-screensaver-gl-helper crashed with SIGSEGV

Bug #185704 reported by fragro on 2008-01-24
This bug affects 16 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu)
Declined for Intrepid by Steve Langasek
Declined for Jaunty by Steve Langasek

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-screensaver

ProblemType: Crash
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Jan 24 17:43:20 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/gnome-screensaver/gnome-screensaver-gl-helper
NonfreeKernelModules: cdrom
Package: gnome-screensaver 2.20.0-2ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdline: /usr/lib/gnome-screensaver/gnome-screensaver-gl-helper
ProcCwd: /
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: gnome-screensaver
 ?? () from /lib/ld-linux.so.2
 ?? ()
 ?? () from /lib/ld-linux.so.2
 ?? ()
 ?? ()
Title: gnome-screensaver-gl-helper crashed with SIGSEGV
Uname: Linux fragro-laptop 2.6.24-4-generic #1 SMP Mon Jan 14 17:30:39 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout dip floppy lpadmin netdev plugdev powerdev sambashare scanner video

fragro (frank-grossmann) wrote :

StacktraceTop:_dl_close () from /lib/ld-linux.so.2
dlclose_doit () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libdl.so.2
_dl_catch_error () from /lib/ld-linux.so.2
_dlerror_run () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libdl.so.2
dlclose () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libdl.so.2

Changed in gnome-screensaver:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in gnome-screensaver:
status: New → Confirmed

Get this bug when i return to use the pc after screensaver has been active.

tdflanders (thomasdelbeke) wrote :

thomas@thomas-laptop:~$ lsb_release -rd ; uname -a ; apt-cache policy linux gvfs gnome-screensaver deluge-torrent
Description: Ubuntu intrepid (development branch)
Release: 8.10
Linux thomas-laptop 2.6.27-3-generic #1 SMP Wed Sep 10 16:02:00 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
  Version table:
 *** 0
        500 cdrom://Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Alpha i386 (20080917.1) intrepid/restricted Packages
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/restricted Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
  Installed: 0.99.8-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 0.99.8-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 0.99.8-0ubuntu1 0
        500 cdrom://Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Alpha i386 (20080917.1) intrepid/main Packages
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
  Installed: 2.23.90-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 2.23.90-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 2.23.90-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.23.3-0ubuntu2 0
        500 cdrom://Ubuntu 8.10 _Intrepid Ibex_ - Alpha i386 (20080917.1) intrepid/main Packages
  Version table:
 *** 0
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com intrepid/universe Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Just using a black screen as screen saver...

Get this bug when i return to use the pc after screensaver (just black screen) has been active.

mlaverdiere (mlaverdiere) wrote :

I've just upgraded to Intrepid Beta and I'm experiencing this bug when I resume from suspend or from active screensaver. It was not present on my previous Hardy installation.

James Clemence (jvc26) wrote :

Same on my Intrepid beta install.

Typhoe (spamistrash) wrote :

Same problem also here.

I use a blank screen as my screen saver.

when I lock my session and try to log back, I can't (not seeing the dialog box. The mouse cursor is there, and disappear on the dialog box position).

Killing the screen saver from terminal let me get back in my session.

Léa GRIS (lea-gris) wrote :

Problem apperead just after upgrade to Intrepid

Still happens in most recent Jaunty release as well

Christophe Pierret (cpierret) wrote :

Happened on Jaunty after upgrade from intrepid

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Shadow (nathangrave3000) wrote :

Get this bug when i return to use the pc after screensaver (just black screen) has been active. Happened on Jaunty after upgrade from intrepid

I don't want to use zhe screensaver, I have it disabled, nervertheless, this is one of the more regular crashes ( Jaunty Alpha3, AMD64,)

jan (jan-ubuntu-h-i-s) wrote :

This bug appeared on my PC just after the upgrade to Intrepid.
I have never seen it in hardy before the upgrade. Clear case of a regression problem.

Jean.c.h (slug71) on 2009-07-17
Changed in gnome-screensaver (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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