Bug 127600 - Running ethereal over cygwin crashes
Running ethereal over cygwin crashes
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ethereal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
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Reported: 2004-07-10 10:57 EDT by Kenneth Porter
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:14 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-07-14 10:43:24 EDT
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Description Kenneth Porter 2004-07-10 10:57:56 EDT
Start ethereal from a Cygwin window on Win2k, then mouse over the
capture button. Ethereal exits with the following info. (RPM package
version follows.) Cygwin DLL is 1.5.10. Cygwin xorg-x11-base is

[root@newred RPMS]# ethereal --sync
The program 'ethereal' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)'.
  (Details: serial 2770 error_code 3 request_code 38 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()
[root@newred RPMS]# rpm -qa | grep ether
Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2004-07-14 10:07:36 EDT
To be honest, i have no clue how to debug this as i have only Linux
machines here.

Maybe one of our Cygwin developers has an idea.

Read ya, Phil
Comment 2 Phil Knirsch 2004-07-14 10:43:24 EDT
OK, i've been discussing that problem with our Cygwin developer.

The problem is almost certainly in the Cygwin X server on the Win2k
machine (despite the error message stating differently).

Unfortunately that X server is not supported or developed on here at
Red Hat.

But for more information about the Cygwin X server please check out
the mailinglist cygwin-xfree@cygwin.com where you should be able to
get a solution for your problem.

Read ya, Phil

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