Bug 105624 - segs on startup
segs on startup
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 140321
Product: Red Hat Linux Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: abiword (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Caolan McNamara
Mike McLean
: 109302 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2003-09-25 23:14 EDT by Luis Villa
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-11-25 04:59:20 EST
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Description Luis Villa 2003-09-25 23:14:09 EDT
This works fine on a local RH9 box with the abiword-provided packages, or over X
from that selfsame box. But when I run on 9.0.93+all rawhide updates, I get
this, after splash screen and partial display of the UI: 

[louie@localhost louie]$ AbiWord-2.0
*** attempt to put segment in horiz list twice
*** attempt to put segment in horiz list twice
The program 'AbiWord' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'.
  (Details: serial 2546 error_code 11 request_code 53 minor_code 0)
  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
   To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
   option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

GDB is not showing me the love tonight, though, maybe tomorrow. Thought I'd file
in the meantime and see if maybe it's not just me.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-09-26 00:09:37 EDT
Hrmm, works fine for me here on my laptop and also works for me on my desktop at
work.  The X error is potentially telling -- what resolution/bit depth are you
running and which X driver?

Will try to poke on a fresh install, too
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2003-10-21 16:29:52 EDT
Works fine on a fresh install with i865 video running at 1024x768/24bpp as well.

Which X server are you using?
Comment 3 Bojan Smojver 2003-10-23 00:24:08 EDT
Problem on ATI Radeon (generic) for me. Works fine on ATI Rage 128 Pro Ultra.
These are two different machines, of course. Go figure...
Comment 4 Bojan Smojver 2003-10-23 00:26:14 EDT
Version should be changed to Beta 3, as that's the latest version where it still
Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2003-10-23 15:29:01 EDT
Can you get a backtrace of the segfault?
Comment 6 Bojan Smojver 2003-10-23 16:58:31 EDT
Sorry, it just says "No stack." My guess is that it is due to the nature of the
error - Abiword shuts down because of the errors elsewhere. Anything else I can try?
Comment 7 Jeremy Katz 2003-11-06 18:47:37 EST
*** Bug 109302 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Christopher Stone 2003-11-06 22:06:18 EST
ugh, as I stated in the dup bug posted above, this problem is easily
fixed by starting abiword with a geometry setting:

$ abiword --geometry 800x600

Once you do that, it will be fixed.
Comment 9 Elijah Newren 2003-11-12 15:15:33 EST
This bug also exists in the AbiWord bugzilla database at

I added tkmame's suggestion to that bug.  Oh, and thanks tkmame!  It
worked like a charm for me!
Comment 10 Caolan McNamara 2004-07-23 02:52:44 EDT
Should be all ok in abiword now, certainly can't reproduce it with
Comment 11 Caolan McNamara 2004-11-25 04:58:04 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 140321 ***

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