Compiz crashed with SISEGV

Bug #1741654 reported by Yves Wittouck on 2018-01-06
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Re-installed 16.04.03LTS.
After restart immediately crash - internal error - seems to be "compiz"


compiz-core 1:


compiz crashed with SIGSEGV

No value set for/apps/compiz-1/general/screen 0/options/active_plugin

What is happening : launcher is unstable, flickering
                     menu disappeared

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: unity 7.4.0+16.04.20160906-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.10.0-42.46~16.04.1-generic 4.10.17
Uname: Linux 4.10.0-42-generic i686

ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.15
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
CompositorRunning: compiz
CompositorUnredirectDriverBlacklist: '(nouveau|Intel).*Mesa 8.0'
CompositorUnredirectFSW: true
CurrentDesktop: Unity
Date: Sat Jan 6 16:59:38 2018
DistUpgraded: Fresh install
DistroCodename: xenial
DistroVariant: ubuntu
 Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Packard Bell B.V. Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [1631:018b]
   Subsystem: Packard Bell B.V. Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [1631:018b]
 b'org.compiz.core' b'active-plugins' b"['core', 'composite', 'opengl', 'commands', 'wall', 'vpswitch', 'compiztoolbox', 'copytex', 'move', 'resize', 'place', 'mousepoll', 'grid', 'imgpng', 'regex', 'snap', 'session', 'unitymtgrabhandles', 'animation', 'fade', 'expo', 'workarounds', 'scale', 'ezoom', 'unityshell']"
 b'org.compiz.core' b'active-plugins' b"['core', 'composite', 'opengl', 'commands', 'wall', 'vpswitch', 'compiztoolbox', 'copytex', 'move', 'resize', 'place', 'mousepoll', 'grid', 'imgpng', 'regex', 'snap', 'session', 'unitymtgrabhandles', 'animation', 'fade', 'expo', 'workarounds', 'scale', 'ezoom', 'unityshell']"
 b'com.canonical.Unity' b'minimize-count' b'1'
 b'org.gnome.desktop.interface' b'gtk-im-module' b"'gtk-im-context-simple'"
 b'org.gnome.desktop.interface' b'scaling-factor' b'uint32 1'
InstallationDate: Installed on 2018-01-06 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release i386 (20170801)
MachineType: PACKARD BELL BV EasyNote MH36
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.10.0-42-generic root=UUID=1793a1e5-5430-4567-ac9f-9c17d072edbd ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 04/08/2009
dmi.bios.vendor: Phoenix Technologies LTD
dmi.bios.version: PBPE2L0N.P10 PE2L
dmi.board.vendor: PACKARD BELL BV
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 1
dmi.chassis.vendor: PACKARD BELL BV
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnPhoenixTechnologiesLTD:bvrPBPE2L0N.P10:bd04/08/2009:svnPACKARDBELLBV:pnEasyNoteMH36:pvrLX.B190Y.027:rvnPACKARDBELLBV:rnPE2L:rvr:cvnPACKARDBELLBV:ct1:cvrN/A: EasyNote MH36
dmi.product.version: LX.B190Y.027
dmi.sys.vendor: PACKARD BELL BV
version.compiz: compiz 1:
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.83-1~16.04.1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 17.2.4-0ubuntu1~16.04.2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 17.2.4-0ubuntu1~16.04.2
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core N/A
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev N/A
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati N/A
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel N/A
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau N/A
xserver.bootTime: Sat Jan 6 16:57:28 2018
xserver.configfile: default
 input Power Button KEYBOARD, id 6
 input Video Bus KEYBOARD, id 7
 input Power Button KEYBOARD, id 8
 input AT Translated Set 2 keyboard KEYBOARD, id 9
 input SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad TOUCHPAD, id 10

xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
xserver.version: 2:1.19.5-0ubuntu2~16.04.1
xserver.video_driver: modeset

Yves Wittouck (yves4u) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed (uwer) wrote :

On 16.04.3 I used Synaptic to narrow down the packages that seem to cause the crash.
I installed packages, made not of them and rebooted to see if I could reproduce the problem.

The last four packages that were left over before the issue could be reproduced were:
libegl1-mesa 17.2.4-0ubuntu1~16.04.2
libgbm1 17.2.4-0ubuntu1~16.04.2
libgl1-mesa-dri 17.2.4-0ubuntu1~16.04.2
libwayland-egl1-mesa 17.2.4-0ubuntu1~16.04.2

These depend on each other, so I could not drill down further.
After installing these and rebooting, Unity crashed again.

See also: (uwer) wrote :

*made _note_ of them*

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