[Pkg-xfce-devel] Trouble with settings daemons at startup

Cyril Brulebois kibi at debian.org
Sat Apr 9 12:22:19 UTC 2011


Josselin Mouette <joss at debian.org> (09/04/2011):
> The upstream bug linked here ^ explains what is happening. It is not
> a bug in gdm3, which properly waits for gnome-session to exit (which
> in turns waits for gnome-settings-daemon) before launching anything.

> However the X server does not properly clean up its state
> immediately, leading to a race condition. If the startup is very
> fast (which is usual for Xfce users or SSD owners), the new settings
> daemon receives wrong information from the X server that a settings
> daemon is still running, while actually it is not.

since you kind of know what's happening, I'd appreciate if you could
open a bug upstream directly:
  https://bugs.freedesktop.org/ product=xorg, component=Server/general

(I have neither a SSD or a fast enough machine to reproduce this.)

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