I can't figure out what conditions are triggering it so I'm trying to post this as quickly as possible before I lose my session again. gdm keeps restarting. If I launch Firefox, use 'less' to view the syslog, or just wait long enough gdm restarts. When it happens, I can't switch to one of the lower terminals (TTY2-6) to work on it, I have to log in.
Last few lines in the syslog before it restarts are talking about gconf trying to load defaults, and cron.hourly trying to fire. Anyone heard of this I'd appreciate a pointer.