Gdk-WARNING: cinnamon-session: Fatal IO error 11

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Gdk-WARNING: cinnamon-session: Fatal IO error 11

Postby MeganVonTinCan on Thu Feb 13, 2014 10:53 pm

I'm having a problem with mdm restarting when I navigate to a particular webpage using FireFox. I've searched the forums and similar problems have been reported a while back and either Mesa or video drivers were thought to be the cause, although no one seemed to be absolutely sure. Most users reported intermittent problems, but my problem is 100% repeatable. Here's what I do:
1. Turn on PC and login
2. Open FireFox
3. Navigate to
4. mdm restarts, brings me back to login page, and syslog reports the following:
cinnamon-session[3424]: Gdk-WARNING: cinnamon-session: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server :0.#012
mdm[3407]: WARNING: mdm_slave_xioerror_handler: Fatal X error - Restarting :0

5. I log back in, open FireFox and navigate back to, and the page loads fine - no crash, no problems whatsoever.

I've repeated these steps at least 10 times now with exactly the same results. I haven't been able to resolve the issue (obviously) but shouldn't the fact that the problem goes away after logging back in be a clue?

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Re: Gdk-WARNING: cinnamon-session: Fatal IO error 11

Postby anandrkris on Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:12 am

viewtopic.php?f=90&t=103054&start=20#p589482 - As suggested here, you can try software rendering to see if this is a graphics related issue.

Looks like it could possibly be java related issue since yours is occuring while opening firefox? Not sure. ... comments/6
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