Comment 0 for bug 831336

As of relatively recently in onieric, if I run xterm, my X session ends abruptly.

tested with gnome-shell's alt+f2 runner as well as running from within a gnome-terminal command line.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: xterm 271-1ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-9.12-generic 3.0.3
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-9-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,staticswitcher,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: None
Date: Mon Aug 22 08:09:22 2011
DistUpgraded: Log time: 2011-07-13 10:07:59.371965
DistroCodename: oneiric
DistroVariant: ubuntu
DkmsStatus:
 virtualbox, 4.1.0, 3.0.0-8-generic, x86_64: installed
 virtualbox, 4.1.0, 3.0.0-9-generic, x86_64: installed
GraphicsCard:
 ATI Technologies Inc Broadway PRO [Mobility Radeon HD 5800 Series] [1002:68a1] (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1522]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx" - Release Candidate amd64 (20100419.1)
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-9-generic root=UUID=639dc488-e095-42a4-8c1f-ffb1a9299e1c ro crashkernel=384M-2G:64M,2G-:128M quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: xterm
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-07-13 (39 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 04/23/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.bios.version: F.26
dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag
dmi.board.name: 1522
dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.board.version: 36.34
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvrF.26:bd04/23/2010:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPENVY15NotebookPC:pvr048F110000241920001530000:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn1522:rvr36.34:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct10:cvrN/A:
dmi.product.name: HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC
dmi.product.version: 048F110000241920001530000
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.5.0-0ubuntu5
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs 20090808ubuntu16
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.26-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 7.11-0ubuntu3
version.xserver-xorg: xserver-xorg 1:7.6+7ubuntu6
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.6.0-1ubuntu13
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20110811.g93fc084-0ubuntu1
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.15.901-1ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20110411+8378443-1