Closed Bug 992738 Opened 10 years ago Closed 6 years ago

Xorg sometimes errors out during reboot with "(EE) failed to create screen resources(EE)"


(Mozilla QA Graveyard :: Infrastructure, defect)

Not set


(Not tracked)



(Reporter: andrei, Unassigned)



(2 files)

We had mm-ub-1310-64-2 disconnect from master during the weekend.

It wouldn't accept VNC connections. SSH'ed in, restarted lightdm. This resumed the VNC service. The machine had a dialog that stated "System program problem detected". More details revealed the problem was with Xorg: "Sorry, the program "Xorg" closed unexpectedly".

Xorg logfile:
> [2133406.245] (II) SELinux: Disabled on system
> [2133406.246] (II) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI2 capable
> [2133406.246] (II) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
> [2133406.247] (II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized swrast
> [2133406.247] (II) GLX: Initialized DRISWRAST GL provider for screen 0
> [2133406.247] (EE)
> Fatal server error:
> [2133406.247] (EE) failed to create screen resources(EE)
> [2133406.247] (EE)
> Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
>    at
>  for help.
> [2133406.247] (EE) Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.1.log" for additional information.
> [2133406.247] (EE)
> [2133406.247] (WW) vmware(0): drmDropMaster failed: Invalid argument
> [2133406.252] (EE) Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.

Similar in nature to bug 987540 (eg. Window manager failure). I am not sure about the relation of Xorg and gnome. I assume gnome runs on top of Xorg.

The Jenkins client was also closed when Xorg crashed.
We had no testruns affected by this crash.
Andrei, can you please attach the content of /var/log/Xorg.1.log? Thanks.
Severity: normal → critical
Keywords: crash
Attached file Xorg.1.log
This might not be a crash but due to some other circumstances the machine has been restarted. That explains why Jenkins was not connected. Andrei can you please check the syslog files around that time? Maybe we see something which caused the restart.

What I think is that we are most likely affected by:
Keywords: crash
Summary: Xorg crash with "(EE) failed to create screen resources(EE)" → Xorg sometimes errors out during reboot with "(EE) failed to create screen resources(EE)"
I think this was the error:
> Apr  6 08:16:30 mm-ub-1310-64-2 gnome-session[1421]: Gdk-WARNING: gnome-session: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server :0.#012
Could we enable verbose gnome-session output on that node so we get more details?
Mozmill-CI will be shutdown on Monday next week. So this is not needed anymore.
Closed: 6 years ago
QA Contact: hskupin
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Product: Mozilla QA → Mozilla QA Graveyard
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