getting useful backtraces via -dbgsym packages

Jim Campbell jwcampbell at
Thu Mar 22 20:45:37 UTC 2007


I have a rather odd setup with 448mb of RAM.  It is only on a PII-400
machine, though.  Perhaps that could be part of the issue if you are
concerned about computing power.

I am drafting a message to the listserve to recruit a few more testers.  As
of now, I am the only one to report test results on the beta images that
were released yesterday.  Hopefully we can see if others are having similar

Thank you for your help!


On 3/22/07, Jani Monoses <jani.monoses at> wrote:
> Jim Campbell wrote:
> > Jani,
> >
> > The xfce4-panel didn't start in my live session of the most recent
> > (2007/03/22) i386 live cd.  Unfortunately, my i386 box isn't networked
> > right now, so I can't do much to get you the backtrace.
> This used to happen in edgy as well with only 128M of RAM, is that your
> case by any chance?
> > Is there a bug (or set of bugs) that you're following for this, or the
> > other recent xfce-related crashes?
> I am not sure, there was a surge in crasher bug reports in the past week,
> which I hope is
> helped by the latest upload of libxfce4util two days ago. People reporting
> crashes today
> can still be a few days behind latest so it will take a while to know
> whether that package really fixes
> many of the fce4-session and xfdekstop4 crashers
> > As a note, xfce4-panel worked properly on the actual installed system
> > after I completed the install - just didn't appear in the live session.
> It would make sense if it's because of limited memory, even though it's a
> shame to have regressed from dapper
> in that regard :( . The trash plugin and system-tools-backends are two
> apps which I think are there and were not
> before. I'll wait to see if you indeed have 128M before going too deep
> into this.
> Jani
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