Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 107207
Attempting to add applets to panel causes segfault in "wnck-applet"
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:32 EST
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Description of problem:
When attempting to add some applets (it fails with Workspace Switcher, Window
Menu, Window List, works for Sticky Notes, Notifcation Area, and System
Monitor), I get a crash (segfault) dialog like:
Application "wnck-applet" (process 3781) has crashed
due to a fatal error.
In addition, when starting Workspace Switcher, I get the following dialog after
closing the segfault dialog:
The panel encountered a problem while loading "OAFIID:GNOME_WorkspaceSwitcherApplet"
Do you want to delete the applet from your configuration?
Window Menu and Window List give this instead:
The Window Menu applet appears to have died unexpectedly
Reload this applet?
I have the libwnck-188.8.131.52-1 RPM installed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add a new panel (or use an existing one, it doesn't matter).
2. Attempt to add Window List (Right-click->Add to Panel->Utility->Window List).
3. Read the pretty crash dialog.
Actual Results: The segfault dialog quoted above appears.
Expected Results: The Window List applet should have loaded.
This machine was upgraded from test 2 to test 3 and then patched with the yum
repository at http://mirror.dulug.duke.edu/pub/yum-repository/redhat/rawhide/i386/
AFAIK, it's fully up to date and the RPMs are all consistent.
Based on the output of rpm -V libwnck , it was discovered that a depenency
change necessitated re-running prelink.
The problem was solved by running "prelink -a".
Total weirdness. After logging out / back in, the error returned, exactly as
above. After a reboot, it was gone again!
Did this behaviour disappear with the release of FC 1? If so this bug
can be closed CURRENTRELEASE.