Bug 80333

Summary: console window hangs each time it is launched
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Todd Booher <tbooher>
Component: gnome-terminalAssignee: Havoc Pennington <hp>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 8.0CC: felipe_alfaro, wtogami
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Description Todd Booher 2002-12-24 11:54:03 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 

Description of problem:
Each time I launch the gnome terminal it hangs with no prompt
visible.  During this time the whole box is very sluggish.  Eventually I can 
kill the app and everything is fine.  This is on
a clean install of phoebe as a personal desktop.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Log in to box as root
2.Click on gnome terminal icon to launch
3.Window opens but no prompt visible

Actual Results:  app hangs

Expected Results:  app works

Additional info:
Comment 1 Todd Booher 2002-12-24 12:28:06 EST
This instance of Phoebe is running under vmware 3.2, build 2230.
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-24 13:29:00 EST
As far as I know it works on things that are not vmware.

You might try "strace -t -o /tmp/output -f gnome-terminal"
or something along those lines and then "tail -f /tmp/output" while it's stuck,
and see which lines repeat, or if it's even making progress.
Comment 3 Todd Booher 2002-12-24 14:26:12 EST
strace does not appear to be loaded on my system.  Is that a separate
rpm I need to install?  If so, is it on one of the cd's or in rawhide?

Comment 4 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-24 14:40:17 EST
Oh, you have 8.0, I thought you were trying the beta.

First thing to check if it's 8.0 is whether it works in the Phoebe beta. 
It's probably different/better. Installing the beta is sort of an undertaking
though so don't feel like you have to check yourself.

Anyhow, yes strace is on the CD in its own rpm.
Comment 5 Todd Booher 2002-12-24 14:43:16 EST
I am running the beta but it appears the strace is not loaded.  I'll 
search the cd's for the rpm.

Comment 6 Todd Booher 2002-12-29 02:26:32 EST
Here's the error message launching it from xterm:

Xlib: extension "RENDER" missing on display ":0.0".

Thanks to warren for helping me track this down.
Comment 7 Warren Togami 2002-12-29 02:29:00 EST
Xlib: extension "RENDER" missing on display ":0.0".

The sluggish system behavior is consistent with what some applications do when
RENDER isn't available.  I've seen wine, earlier KDE builds, and flash5 cause
this problem with 100% CPU usage when it didn't properly handle the lack of
RENDER.  All of these apps were later fixed to fall back gracefully.
Comment 8 Felipe Alfaro Solana 2002-12-29 07:24:49 EST
Please, see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=80414 for a
very very close report to this :-)
Comment 9 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-12 22:05:22 EST
Upstream as http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=103303