I'm developing a Swing app on a Linux workstation. When resizing the window of the running app, I get a crash caused by something (I assume the JVM) trying to initialize/load the linux kernel radeon module. I'm not using that module. In fact, I have the radeon module blacklisted because I'm using the native fglrx catalyst driver, which requires nomodeset, and the radeon module doesn't work with nomodeset. Running the app under Java 7, this does not occur.
Nothing special about the app: a JFrame with a toolbar and a JTable.
Java 8 (crashes):
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0-b132)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.0-b70, mixed mode)
Java 7 (works):
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_60-b19)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.60-b09, mixed mode)
Linux 3.9.10-100.fc17.x86_64 #1 SMP x86_64 GNU/Linux
X.Org X Server 1.12.4