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Old 07-18-09, 03:53 PM   #1
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Default 185.18.14, Slackware-current and a lot of crashes

Dear NVIDIA devs!

The latest X.org updates in Slackware-current have caused the nvidia driver to ... well, crash. A lot.
Also, there are multiple ways to trigger a crash, supposedly caused by the same error. So far all
crashes happened in KDE4.

So far these ways to trigger a crash have been found:
  • Move the systray-plasmoid off-screen
  • Click on "Add Widgets..." in the cashew (upper right corner of the screen), only crashes on 32bit systems
  • Open systemsettings, go to the Desktop menu, select "Desktop Effects" and go to the "All Effects" tab
  • Dropping a text file on the trash-plasmoid (Could not verify this myself, can't add a trash to my desktop because of point 2), doesn't happen on 64bit systems

Further, on 32bit systems the system tray is not displaying icons of Qt/KDE Apps, but those of GTK Apps display fine. The Option "UseCompositeWrapper" fixes the displaying of those icons, but causes a crash if krandrtray is auto-started on login.

The affected X.org libraries / server are:
xorg-server 1.6.2
Mesa 7.4.4

Bugreport attached.
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Old 07-19-09, 04:46 AM   #2
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Default Re: 185.18.14, Slackware-current and a lot of crashes

All of those crashes, as well as the not displayed icons seem to be caused by pixman. Apparently the nvidia driver has issues with pixman>0.15.10

The KDE4 version I tested it with was 4.2.4
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Old 07-19-09, 08:08 AM   #3
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Default Re: 185.18.14, Slackware-current and a lot of crashes

I have the same problem with Slackware64-current. The crash is for nothing, same the system is stopped, with no user interaction. You are not alone.
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Old 07-19-09, 08:45 AM   #4
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Hi again,

If the problem was the pixman, do not have more. The Slackware-current has just been updated (downgrade) with the pixman-0.15.10.

Now is go to tests.
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Old 07-19-09, 02:53 PM   #5
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Hi guys. I've seen reports that the new version of pixman is compiled with assertions enabled that will call abort() if they fail. While I'll try to look into whatever is causing those asserts to fails, please note that I consider it a bug that pixman has fatal asserts enabled. Calling abort() in the X server is pretty much always a bug.
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Old 07-20-09, 04:37 AM   #6
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No problem with that. Looking over at LinuxQuestions.org it seems like some Intel drivers have problems with those pixman versions as well, which would fit your explanation.
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