gnome-session crashes on VM with *** gnome-session: free(): invalid pointer: 0x008e4ff4 ***

Bug #751394 reported by Jean-Baptiste Lallement on 2011-04-05
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-session (Ubuntu)
High
Sebastien Bacher

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-session

ISO Testing: ubuntu-desktop-i386 20110405

This crash occurs on both KVM and VirtualBox. .xsession file attached

TESTCASE:
1. Sync the latest desktop ISO
2. Boot it
3. When the Ubiquity dialog shows up select 'Try Ubuntu'

Result:
Black screen

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: gnome-session 2.32.1-0ubuntu17
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-7.39-generic 2.6.38
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-7-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Apr 5 15:39:45 2011
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: gnome-session
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :
Jean-Baptiste Lallement (jibel) wrote :

here is a backtrace of the crash

description: updated
Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Sebastien Bacher (seb128)
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-session - 2.32.1-0ubuntu19

---------------
gnome-session (2.32.1-0ubuntu19) natty; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/05_enhance_fallback_mode.patch:
    - initialize the fallback message variable to null so it's not freed in
      the livecd case where no fallback message is displayed
      (lp: #751394)
 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Tue, 05 Apr 2011 17:46:20 +0200

Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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