Problem with kernel 2.6.38
On Thu, 2011-05-05 at 13:50 +0800, Paolo Scarabelli wrote:
> Hi, I apologize in advance if this is the wrong place to ask.
> I have a weird problem with a Debian testing (Wheezy) install,
> gnome-settings-daemon keeps crashing whenever I boot with kernel 2.6.38.
> With other kernel releases (2.6.32 and 2.6.39) I have no problem at all,
> I initially filed a bug report (#619457) with the Debian Gnome
> maintainers  but I now suspect it could be a bug in a kernel module
> so I would like to reassign it to the Debian Kernel Team.
It sounds like there are 2 bugs:
1. The kernel is reporting spurious changes in the connected displays
(hence the flickering between 2x3 and 2x4 workspaces).
2. There is a race condition in handling these changes in
gnome-settings-daemon which causes it to crash.
Therefore, please clone your bug report and reassign the clone.
Once a job is fouled up, anything done to improve it makes it worse.