[xmonad] Frequent xmonad crashes (SIGBUS)

Don Stewart dons00 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 21:12:28 CET 2013

I would look at your X11 video driver.
On Feb 20, 2013 8:11 PM, "Zev Weiss" <zev at bewilderbeest.net> wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm running xmonad-0.11 and getting outright crashes fairly
> frequently, often multiple times per week with my usage patterns.  I
> can't pin it directly to any particularly specific action (like
> opening/closing a certain window), but it tends to happen upon
> returning to my machine after being away for a while with the screen
> locked (with gnome-screensaver, for what it's worth) -- commonly, I
> return to my workstation after being away from it overnight (or a
> weekend), and upon entering my password and returning to my desktop,
> xmonad catches SIGBUS and promptly dies.  It has occasionally occurred
> under other circumstances, just during normal use (e.g., switching
> windows & workspaces), though the screen-unlocking situation is by far
> the most crash-prone.
> I installed it with cabal & ghc from haskell-platform 2012.2.0.0:
> [me at host: tmp]% cabal --version
> cabal-install version 0.14.0
> using version 1.14.0 of the Cabal library
> [me at host: tmp]% ghc --version
> The Glorious Glasgow Haskell Compilation System, version 7.4.2
> Libraries:
> utf8-string 0.3.7
> X11
> X11-xft 0.3.1
> xmonad-contrib-0.11
> Other potentially-relevant info:
> RHEL 6.3, x86_64
> X.org 1.10.6, dual-head
> I have a core file saved via gdb from when it catches the SIGBUS -- I
> don't think it has anything terribly revealing in it, but I'm slightly
> hesitant to post it publicly, so if it would be useful for debugging,
> let me know and I can send it directly (23MB bzipped, 5.8MB xz'd).
> Please let me know if there's any other information I could provide
> that would be helpful.
> Thanks,
> Zev Weiss
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