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Re: [opensuse-gnome] GS3.6 SegFaults After Update
On Tue, 2012-11-27 at 14:47 +0100, Dominique Leuenberger a.k.a DimStar
Quoting Adam Tauno Williams <awilliam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
After upgrading two boxes to the current GNOME3.6 both land at a
spinning-pizza-of-death on a black background.
Messages in dmesg like -
[ 39.715139] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 60.071102] show_signal_msg: 66 callbacks suppressed
[ 60.071105] gnome-shell[1618]: segfault at 30 ip 00007f79f3e37116 sp
00007fff88a3a590 error 4 in[7f79f3de4000+a4000]
[ 63.594961] EXT4-fs (sda2): re-mounted. Opts: acl,user_xattr,commit=0
[ 63.621990] EXT4-fs (sda3): re-mounted. Opts: acl,user_xattr,commit=0
That does not sound good...
First, make sure you have ALL updates from GS35:
zypper lu -a -r GS36 (if GS36 is the name you gave the repo)

One one workstations I just had to zypper dup back to the mainline GNOME
to get it working right away - so I don't know about that one.

On my test box [ where I can break things :) ] the "zypper lu -a -r
GS36" and a reboot *DID* resolve the problem. I suspect the repository
priorities were not adjusted and somehow mainline GTK packages got mixed
in with the packages from GS36.

Both boxes were showing segfaults from either libgdk or libgtk.

Also: can you manage to get a backtrace?
An easy way is to setup your system to create coredumps in /cores for
you; as starting stuff in gdb is typically running after it and not
being able to reproduce.
How to setup the system:
in /etc/security/limits.conf add a line
* soft core unlimited
in /etc/sysctl.conf add a line
kernel.core_pattern = /cores/%e-%u-%t.core
create a folder /cores
mkdir /cores
chmod 777 /cores
-> warning! This is NOT for production! But it can help a great deal
in debugging...
Later on, using gdb, you can load the coredumps (and redo a bt as
often as you need, even installing debuginfo packages afterwards is
still possible).

I'll do this on my test box in any case, for future breakage reporting.

With this, we should be able to track this down...
(Please also create a bug report about this... to have it tracked).

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