gdm crashes switching user. former "endless drumbeats" thread.

NoOp glgxg at
Wed Feb 3 06:36:01 UTC 2010

On 02/02/2010 09:57 PM, Vitorio Okio wrote:
> On Tue, 02 Feb 2010 19:28:37 -0800, NoOp wrote:
>> You might try searching through these to see if you can narrow down to a
>> similar bug/issue:
> Seems it is already reported: 
> ''
> In my case it is a little more complex though, since it is either 
> overlapping with Xorg-ati driver problem or it is caused by it. Who knows 
> it? 
> And I cannot use fglrx driver either, since it crashes gdm when using 
> Switch User applet on my PC.
> Unfortunately the bug is assigned a Low priority.  And for me it is a 
> show stopper, since I share a desktop with another user. If they would 
> not fix it in Lucid I'll have to look for another distro. :-(((
> I'm afraid the updates are not tested enough in LTS. The bugs of the kind 
> should not slip in.  For almost 2 years I've had a perfectly stable 
> system.
> Thank you very much for the link.

The only consolation is: 1) you have company, 2) you've an relevant bug
report to connect to. Add to the bug report & perhaps the added
information that you provide will help escalate the issue.
Sorry & good luck.

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