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helloworld1
23rd August 2007, 04:21 AM
I am using F7 having no problems. But recently I noticed I have a (maybe 3) zombie process named Xsession. What is the problem, I can not kill it using kill -s SIGKILL

$ps -aux|grep Z
USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND
user 2684 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? Z 10:52 0:00 [Xsession] <defunct>
root 3078 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? Z 10:53 0:00 [hcid] <defunct>
root 3082 0.0 0.0 0 0 ? Z 10:53 0:00 [hcid] <defunct>
user 5622 0.0 0.0 4008 716 pts/3 S+ 11:19 0:00 grep Z

stevea
23rd August 2007, 05:38 AM
What is the problem, I can not kill it using kill -s SIGKILL

Zombies are already dead - just not buried. No you can't kill 'em.
Which desktop are you using ?
Any X11 problems w/ startup/shutdown ?
Any Xsessions started remotely?

helloworld1
23rd August 2007, 08:22 AM
I am using Gnome and this occurs after uninstalled kde. WindowMaker,FVWM do not have this problem. I never use anything remotely.

SHAH201
23rd August 2007, 04:54 PM
Seems to me like you have a bluetooth device that is not configured properly. If you dont have a bluetooth device. Disable the bluetooth service and the hidd daemon.Maybe you wont seen the zombie again.

helloworld1
24th August 2007, 03:34 AM
Yeah, I can manage to get off hcid zombie process but I have nothing to do with Xsession.

SHAH201
24th August 2007, 08:18 PM
Try disabling the hidd daemon completley that means both hidd and hcid both are turned off and dont get turned on upon the reboot. When i had this zombie on the Fedora core 5 box i was trying to build a windows wifi driver using ndiswrapper which got loaded in the kernel but was stuck there and i couldnt turn the damned thing off. The three processes including the xsession were zombies. maybe thisll help...

helloworld1
25th August 2007, 02:00 AM
Thanks for your advice. But sorry, it didn't work even if I disable the hidd, hcid, sdpd. I still got zombie Xsession. I found that when logging in as root, it didn't have zombies. So something is wrong with only my account.
Here I find out a error file in my home. It is ".xsession-error"

localuser:liberty being added to access control list
Launching a SCIM daemon with Socket FrontEnd...
Loading simple Config module ...
Creating backend ...
SESSION_MANAGER=local/localhost.localdomain:/tmp/.ICE-unix/2373
Loading socket FrontEnd module ...
Starting SCIM as daemon ...
Launching a SCIM process with x11...
Loading socket Config module ...
Creating backend ...
Loading x11 FrontEnd module ...
GTK Panel of SCIM 1.4.5


** (gsynaptics-init:2480): WARNING **: Using synclient
Starting SCIM as daemon ...
SCIM has been successfully launched.
Smart Common Input Method 1.4.5

Unknown parameter CoastingSpeedThreashold
Unable to connect to yum-updatesd. Please ensure that the yum-updatesd
package is installed and that the service is running.
Window manager warning: Buggy client sent a _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW message with a timestamp of 0 for 0x480005a (OpenOffice)
Window manager warning: meta_window_activate called by a pager with a 0 timestamp; the pager needs to be fixed.
Window manager warning: Buggy client sent a _NET_ACTIVE_WINDOW message with a timestamp of 0 for 0x480005a (OpenOffice)
Window manager warning: meta_window_activate called by a pager with a 0 timestamp; the pager needs to be fixed.

helloworld1
26th August 2007, 02:34 AM
anyone can help?thanks.

blueskynis
27th December 2008, 11:27 PM
Zombie Xsession is still present in F10. I did a fresh install today and here I have it.