I recently updated my Kali/Debian system with apt and then ever since, Xorg has been crashing which causes GDM3 to reboot. This happens several times per day. I have tried:

  • Reinstalling Gnome Shell
  • Reconfiguring Gnome-Shell via dpkg
  • Deleting my local x configurations
  • Resetting all gnome settings
  • Booting from previous kernel

No matter what I do, eventually Xorg crashes which causes GDM3 to restart, going to the login screen. It is really, really annoying. There is nothing in the system logs to provide any clue.

If I can't figure it out soon, I am just going to nuke this system and switch back to a standard Debian/Gnome release. I am running GNOME Shell 43.1, and this is a laptop system with an Intel processor.

If anyone can help me figure out what is happening and fix this, that would be ideal. I don't want to have to reinstall.

EDIT: Okay, thanks to @NikitaKipriyanov , I managed to locate the log, and I got a stack trace which I am going to link here because it's too long: https://termbin.com/de9k8

I also have a coredump. I was going to post that on gnome forums but am trying to avoid it because i am not sure how to ensure there's no sensitive data in it.

  • Do you see anything relevant in ~/.xsession-errors and /var/log/Xorg.*.log? Jan 19, 2023 at 8:33
  • Nothing obvious, not sure if I can increase the verbosity? Here are the last 50 entries in /var/log/Xorg* before the x server dies, not sure if this is useful at all or not: termbin.com/dc5f
    – Chev_603
    Jan 19, 2023 at 11:18
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    [ 82410.700] (II) Server terminated successfully (0). Closing log file. — that means not the X server crashed, but the session manager. Check dmesg for any segfaults or the like. Also I was not aware that .xsession-errors is deprecated. Please do as they suggest. Jan 19, 2023 at 11:24
  • Oh man, thank you! Okay I am will edit question and add the crash log now!
    – Chev_603
    Jan 21, 2023 at 1:06


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