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Bug 456682 - x11-base/xorg-server-1.13.2 with x11-drivers/xf86-video-nouveau-1.0.6 crashes when displaying larger images in applications like Firefox and Ristretto.
Summary: x11-base/xorg-server-1.13.2 with x11-drivers/xf86-video-nouveau-1.0.6 crashes...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: AMD64 Linux
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo X packagers
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-02-10 18:19 UTC by Vladimir
Modified: 2015-02-22 22:00 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

dmesg output (file_456682.txt,54.67 KB, text/plain)
2013-02-10 19:26 UTC, woddfellow2
/var/log/Xorg.0.log (file_456682.txt,30.66 KB, text/plain)
2013-02-10 19:27 UTC, woddfellow2

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Description Vladimir 2013-02-10 18:19:56 UTC
media-gfx/ristretto-0.6.3 makes X-server to crash when I try to view this image:    (3,1M)

This is a very strange thing that had never happened on my machine before, so I decided to report it here, however I am not sure about the source of the problem.

Reproducible: Always

The end of /var/log/Xorg.0.log is this:

[ 22563.609] (EE) Backtrace:
[ 22563.609] (EE) 0: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x34) [0x591724]
[ 22563.609] (EE) 1: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x195419) [0x595419]
[ 22563.609] (EE) 2: /lib64/ (0x7f9e9ffd9000+0x10a10) [0x7f9e9ffe9a10]
[ 22563.609] (EE) 3: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/ (0x7f9e9d8bc000+0x752e) [0x7f9e9d8c352e]
[ 22563.609] (EE) 4: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/ (0x7f9e9d276000+0x9746) [0x7f9e9d27f746]
[ 22563.609] (EE) 5: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x11d374) [0x51d374]
[ 22563.610] (EE) 6: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x3782e) [0x43782e]
[ 22563.610] (EE) 7: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x3aba9) [0x43aba9]
[ 22563.610] (EE) 8: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x29b35) [0x429b35]
[ 22563.610] (EE) 9: /lib64/ (__libc_start_main+0xed) [0x7f9e9ec6b90d]
[ 22563.610] (EE) 10: /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x29e81) [0x429e81]
[ 22563.610] (EE) 
[ 22563.610] (EE) Segmentation fault at address 0x24c7000
[ 22563.610] 
Fatal server error:
[ 22563.610] Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting
[ 22563.610] 
[ 22563.610] (EE) 

Here is a link to a complete X-server log:
Comment 1 Tom Wijsman (TomWij) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-02-10 19:17:50 UTC
Please don't increase the importance field, this is for the maintainer. We have had someone with this issue earlier, and he also used nouveau; as a result, I am generalizing this bug against xorg-server and xf86-video-nouveau.
Comment 2 woddfellow2 2013-02-10 19:26:33 UTC
Created attachment 338542 [details]
dmesg output
Comment 3 woddfellow2 2013-02-10 19:27:16 UTC
Created attachment 338544 [details]
Comment 4 woddfellow2 2013-02-10 19:28:43 UTC
I have the same problem. If I attempt to view a large image in Firefox,
the next thing I see is tty1. If I start X again, and then attempt to
start Firefox again, it freezes, followed by a garbled display. I must
then do a physical reboot.

Portage (default/linux/amd64/10.0, gcc-4.6.3, glibc-2.15-r3, 3.7.6-gentoo-gnu x86_64)
System uname: Linux-3.7.6-gentoo-gnu-x86_64-AMD_Sempron-tm-_Processor_LE-1300-with-gentoo-2.1
KiB Mem:     3015584 total,   2721808 free
KiB Swap:    6291452 total,   6291452 free
Timestamp of tree: Sat, 09 Feb 2013 10:00:01 +0000
ld GNU ld (GNU Binutils) 2.22
app-shells/bash:          4.2_p37
dev-lang/python:          2.7.3-r2, 3.2.3
dev-util/cmake:           2.8.9
dev-util/pkgconfig:       0.28
sys-apps/baselayout:      2.1-r1
sys-apps/openrc:          0.11.8
sys-apps/sandbox:         2.5
sys-devel/autoconf:       2.13, 2.69
sys-devel/automake:       1.9.6-r3, 1.11.6
sys-devel/binutils:       2.22-r1
sys-devel/gcc:            4.6.3
sys-devel/gcc-config:     1.7.3
sys-devel/libtool:        2.4-r1
sys-devel/make:           3.82-r4
sys-kernel/linux-headers: 3.6 (virtual/os-headers)
sys-libs/glibc:           2.15-r3
Repositories: gentoo
CFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/share/gnupg/qualified.txt"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="${EPREFIX}/etc/gconf /etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/env.d /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/gentoo-release /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/splash /etc/terminfo"
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FCFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
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FFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
GENTOO_MIRRORS=" rsync:// rsync:// rsync:// rsync:// rsync://"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --human-readable --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
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Comment 5 Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn gentoo-dev 2013-02-10 22:30:27 UTC
I have seen reports that nouveau has sometimes problems with images which are too large (uncompressed) to fit in video memory. But it is probably best if you report this bug upstream at

You might be asked to submit a proper backtrace, has instructions how to obtain it.
Comment 6 Tom Wijsman (TomWij) (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-04-25 13:51:52 UTC
- Does this still happen with the latest version of both packages?

- Have you reported this upstream?

  If so, can you link us to that bug such that we can track it?
Comment 7 Vladimir 2013-04-25 15:11:12 UTC
(In reply to comment #6)
> - Does this still happen with the latest version of both packages?
> - Have you reported this upstream?
>   If so, can you link us to that bug such that we can track it?
Currenlty I have x11-base/xorg-server-1.14.1 and x11-drivers/xf86-video-nouveau-1.0.7 packages installed, and I can open the mentioned example images with Ristretto with no crashes.

I did not report it upstream, but here is a similar bugreport:
Comment 8 Matt Turner gentoo-dev 2015-02-22 22:00:42 UTC
Hopefully long since fixed. If not please file a bug upstream.