Xorg crashes while being killed after upgrade to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9

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Issue

  • Xorg crashes while being killed
  • Problem is observed after upgrade to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9
  • Getting black screen with a frozen mouse pointer on screen
  • Below is captured in Xorg logs
Backtrace:
0: /usr/bin/Xorg(xf86SigHandler+0x81) [0x80bbc91]
1: [0x731420]
2: /usr/bin/Xorg(XkbFreeExtension+0x23) [0x8192203]
3: /usr/bin/Xorg [0x808175a]
4: /usr/bin/Xorg(CloseDownDevices+0x3e) [0x808192e]
5: /usr/bin/Xorg(main+0x4bf) [0x807098f]
6: /lib/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xdc) [0x21cebc]
7: /usr/bin/Xorg(FontFileCompleteXLFD+0x205) [0x806fc51]

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11.  Server aborting
  • Problem can be observed while:

    • Switching runlevel from 5 to 3
    • Hitting Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to kill X session
    • Shoutdown or Reboot of system from GUI mode

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9
  • xorg-x11-server-Xorg-1.1.1-48.100.el5

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