gdb/2054: can't start X server under gdb
Mon Dec 19 21:58:00 GMT 2005

>Number:         2054
>Category:       gdb
>Synopsis:       can't start X server under gdb
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    unassigned
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Mon Dec 19 21:58:01 GMT 2005
>Release:        GNU gdb 6.4
Linux dexedrine #1 SMP Sat Oct 22 19:01:00 EDT 2005 i686 Pentium III (Coppermine) GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
gcc version 3.4.4 (Gentoo 3.4.4-r1, ssp-3.4.4-1.0, pie-8.7.8)
This GDB was configured as "i686-pc-linux-gnu"...Using host libthread_db library "/lib/tls/".
Attempting to run X (6.9RC4, but happens with earlier versions too) makes gdb flip out:

(gdb) run -ac -verbose -noreset :0
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Keyboard1" (type: KEYBOARD)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "Mouse1" (type: MOUSE)
linux-nat.c:512: internal-error: wait returned unexpected status 0x4057f
A problem internal to GDB has been detected,
further debugging may prove unreliable.
Quit this debugging session? (y or n)     

Disabling the smart scheduler and silken mouse (which historically have confused gdb) has no effect.
see above.


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