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Bug 104442 - WM crashes when switching virtual desktops shortly after login
WM crashes when switching virtual desktops shortly after login
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: metacity (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
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Blocks: CambridgeBlocker
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Reported: 2003-09-15 13:12 EDT by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:57 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-04 01:13:06 EDT
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Description Alexandre Oliva 2003-09-15 13:12:22 EDT
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Description of problem:
Some times, but not always, after I log in (which starts two gnome-terminal
windows) and start a full-height GNU Emacs next to the right border on a
1920x1440 screen (I have an icon in my gnome panel that starts it), if I use
Ctrl-Alt-Rightarrow to switch to the second virtual desktop (where there's
nothing yet), the window manager crashes and automatically starts a few times. 
It has also happened some times on a 1600x1200 screen on my laptop.  Every time
it crashes, the GNU Emacs window moves down a bit, so I know the number of
crashes varies, and I easily notice when it happens.  Unfortunately, it's not
100% reproducible, but it has happened very often in the past few days.  Is
there any additional information I could provide to make it easier to track this
one down?

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Log in such that a gnome-terminal is started on desktops 1 and 4
2.Click on an icon that runs `emacs -geometry 80x106-0+0' (or 80x83 for 1600x1200)

Actual Results:  The window manager sometimes crashes, sometimes more than once

Expected Results:  It shouldn't

Additional info:

Non-default applets I have in my panel (that might be causing such problems?)
are the keyboard layout switcher and the weather applet.  I also have panel
auto-hide enabled.

One of the times I noticed the crash, I also noticed a run-away rhn applet
eating all CPU.  Since I'd logged in right after a reboot, it wasn't there
before, so it might be related, but it might be an entirely unrelated problem,
or even a consequence of the WM crash.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-09-21 16:11:52 EDT
This is fixed in GNOME CVS, so basically we just have to make a new tarball
release and get it in the tree.

Michael I believe this is the same crash you were seeing.
Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2003-10-04 01:13:06 EDT
Should be gone in 2.6.2
Comment 3 Alexandre Oliva 2003-10-06 09:57:35 EDT
Confirmed, I couldn't get this with 2.6.2-1 after several attempts, and it would
occur pretty much every time for me.  However, I've had WM crashes when closing
apps lately.  I still haven't been able to come up with a sequence of steps that
will trigger the bug, though.  In fact, I coudln't even come up with a sequence
of steps that will sometimes trigger it :-)  I'll file a separate bug.

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