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When I researched the Net, I found two threads with a similar problem statement and neither thread showed the resolution. One thread went for a couple of replies but no resolution and the other didn't even get a reply. I would like the next poor soul with this problem to be able to find a thread with a resolution attached to it. So you won't have to look up earlier parts of this thread, here's the original problem statement:
The problem can't be fixed by restarting Gnome.
Unfortunately, I have pretty much reached the limits of my troubleshooting abilities. Surely, there's some kind soul out there who can help me resolve this problem. Any assistance will be sincerely appreciated.
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 42076 Aug 26 11:00 Xorg.0.log
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 42948 Aug 26 10:50 Xorg.0.log.old
gdm_slave_xioerror_handler Fatal X error - Restarting 0 - Ubuntu ForumsRe: gdm_slave_xioerror_handler: Fatal X error - Restarting :0
I am having the same problem...
Jun 18 14:04:26 mcgyverlin gconfd (gavilanes-5411): Received signal 15, shutting down cleanly
Jun 18 14:04:28 mcgyverlin gconfd (gavilanes-5411): Exiting
Jun 18 14:04:28 mcgyverlin gdm: gdm_slave_xioerror_handler: Fatal X error - Restarting :0
Well I guess this X crash started to happen since I installed last update (kernel includes) But I really don't remember which things it installed, any ideas of a way to know exactly?
Thank you all!
bojo42: I think the message 'WARNING: gdm_slave_Code:
xioerror_ handler: Fatal X error - Restarting :0' is just a generic message saying that something has caused X to crash, and could be caused by anything. The backtrace in my GDM log indicates that my crash is caused by a different problem to the bug report you refer to.
I still get this quite frequently, but it only ever seems to be when 2 users are logged in. I'm attaching my GDM log, which contains a backtrace from the crash (something I should have done when I opened the bug report). The backtrace always seems to look the same after each crash.
I suspect the 'Unix font server' is down or something that X cant read fonts from the default path.
comment out the default FontPath
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/" FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
and the problem will be sorted out.
p.s. I typed this here just to let ppl to search if they haf a similar problem. nonetheless, it'd be great if someone can explain why X defaults the FontPath "unix/:7000"?
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