Eric at on 21 Dec 2012 19:10:48 -0800

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[PLUG] Xorg server crashes

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oh, this is interesting...

My LinuxMint 14 Cinnamon desktop crashes randomly - once or twice a day.  At first I thought it was the Nvidia video card overheating.  I still can't eliminate that but it's got a big fan blowing directly on it so it seems less likely.  That usually happens on hot summer days without a fan.

The last time it happened (about 30 minutes ago) I looked in Xorg.0.log.old and found this at the end:

[142156.567] (II) XKB: reuse xkmfile /var/lib/xkb/server-7FE92F377FF41A4916034AC922C81480A2B413FF.xkm
[183481.734] 0: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x26) [0x7f88c1721876]
[183481.734] 1: /usr/bin/X (0x7f88c1599000+0x18c71a) [0x7f88c172571a]

Whoa.  So at 183481.693 it goes to hell forgetting the handbasket entirely.

How do I even being to troubleshoot this?  Using the Nvidia binary driver so maybe I just don't. says to "Reproduce the crash as soon as Apport is running."  Sure.  Waiting for 1/2 a day does not qualify as "as soon as" AFAIK.  Maybe just opening 100 windows will do it...  I'll report back on that little brain storm shortly.

Sometime in the next few weeks I'm doing a fresh install of LinuxMint 15 w/ Cinnamon so either way it gets solved in that time (or less.)

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