Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109302
Abiword fails to start / X error
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 EST
Description of problem:
Abiword fails to start and produces an X error complaining about
'insufficient resoures' instead.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
XFree86-4.3.0-42 (driver nv on a GeForce 3 card)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in
2. Launch Abiword from either a terminal or the menu
The following error message:
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 2466 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()
Successfully started Abiword.
The system is a freshly installed Fedora Core 1. No NVidia driver is
in use, only the default driver from the XFree86 project. The Abiword
package is missing files, see bug 109261. The missing files do not, at
a first glance, seem to be the cause of this problem.
Hi, the solution to this problem is to start abiword with a geometry
For example: abiword --geometry 800x600
Then quit abiword, and it will remember your geometry settings and all
should be peachy keen again.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 105624 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.