Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#11838 new defect

Normal X restarts trigger upstarts "prefdm respawning too quickly"

Reported by: martin.langhoff Owned by: martin.langhoff
Priority: normal Milestone: 11.3.1
Component: distro Version: not specified
Keywords: relnote Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Deployments affected: Action Needed: communicate
Verified: no


A number of operations restart X

  • Switching desktop from GNOME to Sugar
  • Other Sugar control panel options that require a Sugar restart

If you try them quickly, it can trigger upstart's "prefdm respawning too quickly" control, which effectively kills X.

Related to #4561. Definitely present in 11.3.1 and earlier builds.

Our new OS in development (12.1.0) has a different init system. After initial testing, it does not seem to have this problem.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 3 years ago by Quozl

Also found by manufacturing as #11742.

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