gnome logs out after pause? [feisty]

Matt Price matt.price at utoronto.ca
Fri Mar 9 17:59:50 GMT 2007


On Sun, 2007-03-04 at 20:59 -0500, Matt Price wrote:
> hi,
> 
> running feisty and updating regurlarly i've recently run into an odd
> problem.  it seems that my gnome session logs out spontaneously every
> time i step away from the computer for a few minutes.  i had been having
> some difficulty with beryl and compiz and at first i thought this was
> parto f that ongoing problem, but i find it persists even with all
> compiz/beryl packages removed and that it also occurs even when i log in
> to the 'failsafe gnome' session at the gdm prompt.  

no response for a while now, so not sure anyone's listening, but here's
some more info from syslog.  i left the system alone for a while and it
crashed/restarted a while:


> Mar  9 11:48:07 localhost gdm[5598]: gdm_cleanup_children: child 678 crashed of signal 6
> Mar  9 11:48:07 localhost gdm[5598]: gdm_cleanup_children: Slave crashed, killing its children
> 
> Mar  9 11:59:06 localhost gdm[5598]: gdm_cleanup_children: child 1948 crashed of signal 6
> Mar  9 11:59:06 localhost gdm[5598]: gdm_cleanup_children: Slave crashed, killing its children
> 
> Mar  9 12:10:08 localhost gdm[5598]: gdm_cleanup_children: child 3228 crashed of signal 6
> Mar  9 12:10:08 localhost gdm[5598]: gdm_cleanup_children: Slave crashed, killing its children
> 
> Mar  9 12:21:14 localhost gdm[5598]: gdm_cleanup_children: child 4506 crashed of signal 6
> Mar  9 12:21:14 localhost gdm[5598]: gdm_cleanup_children: Slave crashed, killing its children
> 
> Mar  9 12:32:21 localhost gdm[5598]: gdm_cleanup_children: child 5819 crashed of signal 6
> Mar  9 12:32:21 localhost gdm[5598]: gdm_cleanup_children: Slave crashed, killing its children

seems to be happening every 11 minutes or so.  

also found this in Xorg.0.log.old (but none of the other Xorg*log*
files, oddly enough:

> SetGrabKeysState - disabled
> 
> Backtrace:
> 0: /usr/bin/X(xf86SigHandler+0x81) [0x80c5d81]
> 1: [0xb7f60420]
> 
> Fatal server error:
> Caught signal 11.  Server aborting

any hints?  thanks,

matt

-- 
Matt Price
History Dept
University of Toronto
matt.price at utoronto.ca
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