Re: 2.5.70 latest: breaks gnome

From: Andrew Morton (
Date: Thu Jun 05 2003 - 17:45:34 EST

Edward Tandi <> wrote:
> FYI,
> I have just tried mm5. I have Gnome2 working (using kdm) but am still
> having the same problems as mm3:

It would be very interesting to know if these things still happen with just
2.5.70 plus

> 1) gnome-terminal still only works as root.

Don't know.

> 2) xosview still freezes (reading /proc/*)

We changed the format of /proc/stat and broke xosview. I just tried 1.8.0,
not joy.

> 3) rmmod still not working -"Can't open 'analog': No such file or
> directory"

need more details on this.

> 4) su - <user> returns "operation not permitted". Works as root though
> and thereafter as <user>.

Don't know.

> 5) This is the second time this has happened after switching to 2.5.x;
> My Evolution groups (left-hand icon bar) have gone missing.

Don't know. 2.5 might be triggering latent bugs in evolution. It's
happened before..

> 6) from /var/log/messages: /sbin/mingetty[2583]: /dev/tty4: cannot open
> tty: Inappropriate ioctl for device

Don't know.

> 7) Excessive "anticipatory scheduling elevator" messages allover in
> /var/log/messages.

Will fix sometime.

> 8) from dmesg: process `named' is using obsolete setsockopt SO_BSDCOMPAT

Overly noisy warning. How frequently do they occur?

> I think there is something "not quite right" in the terminal I/O area.

Tracking down the kernel version at which this started to occur would be

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