[xmonad] Frequent xmonad crashes (SIGBUS)

Zev Weiss zev at bewilderbeest.net
Wed Feb 20 22:55:26 CET 2013

Ah, forgot about that...nvidia, version 310.19 -- likely the culprit?
(I don't think I have the know-how to examine much further than that
on my own.)  Unfortunately it's on a system I don't personally
administrate, which complicates the matter of testing it with a
different driver somewhat.


On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 2:12 PM, Don Stewart <dons00 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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