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    Default Xorg segfaults randomly.

    Hi.

    I've got a brand-new installation of openSUSE 13.1 and I installed the AMD proprietary driver as detailed here. I am getting random crashes by Xorg which always send me back to the login screen. I wasn't able to reproduce whether the logouts are caused by a specific application running. I haven't been using anything other than Firefox and the latest version of Skype in any case.

    The error is the following:
    Code:
    [  1556.312] (EE) Segmentation fault at address 0xffffffe802497ac6
    [  1556.312] (EE) 
    Fatal server error:
    [  1556.312] (EE) Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting
    One thing I noticed from the log:
    Code:
    This is a pre-release version of the X server from The X.Org Foundation.
    It is not supported in any way.
    Is openSUSE supposed to ship with a prerelease version of Xorg?

    Full xorg.0.log.
    Dmesg output.

    Something in the xorg.log tells me to update my BIOS if possible, but I checked, it's no longer receiving any updates. I am requiring the AMD proprietary driver because only it allows me to shut off the annoyingly loud fan of the dedicated graphics card in my laptop.

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    Default Re: Xorg segfaults randomly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cined85 View Post
    Hi.

    I've got a brand-new installation of openSUSE 13.1 and I installed the AMD proprietary driver as detailed here. I am getting random crashes by Xorg which always send me back to the login screen. I wasn't able to reproduce whether the logouts are caused by a specific application running. I haven't been using anything other than Firefox and the latest version of Skype in any case.

    The error is the following:
    Code:
    [  1556.312] (EE) Segmentation fault at address 0xffffffe802497ac6
    [  1556.312] (EE) 
    Fatal server error:
    [  1556.312] (EE) Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting
    One thing I noticed from the log:
    Code:
    This is a pre-release version of the X server from The X.Org Foundation.
    It is not supported in any way.
    Is openSUSE supposed to ship with a prerelease version of Xorg?

    Full xorg.0.log.
    Dmesg output.

    Something in the xorg.log tells me to update my BIOS if possible, but I checked, it's no longer receiving any updates. I am requiring the AMD proprietary driver because only it allows me to shut off the annoyingly loud fan of the dedicated graphics card in my laptop.
    Hi !

    What OS did you run before openSUSE 13.1 ?

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    Default Re: Xorg segfaults randomly.

    Quote Originally Posted by ratzi View Post
    Hi !

    What OS did you run before openSUSE 13.1 ?
    Linux Mint 15. I'm using the same home directory but I killed the root partition.

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    Default Re: Xorg segfaults randomly.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cined85 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ratzi View Post
    Hi !

    What OS did you run before openSUSE 13.1 ?
    Linux Mint 15. I'm using the same home directory but I killed the root partition.
    Ah, OK

    In general I do it much the same way when I install a new version of openSUSE.
    And that makes sense, because nobody wants to copy gigabytes of user data
    if this isn't absolutely necessary.

    But in your home directory there lots of settings stored by the apps in the old versions
    that you used.
    These are in the files and folders, the names of which start with a period (or `.').
    And these in many cases will not be compatible to the new versions of the apps
    that you use with your more recent (openSUSE) distro.

    So boot a live Linux (may even be gparted, or Mint XX),
    delete all files and folders in your home directory (/home/standarduser)
    which start with a period, and reboot.
    In the worst case, you may have to re-install openSUSE,
    but you could give it a try.

    Good luck
    Mike

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    Default Re: Xorg segfaults randomly.

    Oops,

    don't delete the folder .thunderbird,
    otherwise all of your old eMails will be gone
    if you don't have a backup !

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    Default Re: Xorg segfaults randomly.

    Still I forgot something:
    the files and folder starting with a . are usually invisible.

    If you use e.g. KDE, you have to make them visible,
    entering the `view' pull-down-menu, and check `View Hidden Files'.

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