Bug 138665 - processes without names displayed
Summary: processes without names displayed
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-system-monitor   
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Version: 3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Søren Sandmann Pedersen
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Reported: 2004-11-10 16:03 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2014-06-18 09:07 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: fc4
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Last Closed: 2006-09-08 02:06:05 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2004-11-10 16:03:25 UTC
Gnome system monitor process list shows some processes with null in
the name field

Comment 1 Ian Laurie 2004-12-23 00:28:35 UTC
I have reported this on GNOME's Bugzilla:


Any chance of a fix to this?

Comment 2 Ian Laurie 2004-12-23 02:35:22 UTC
I have a fix for this.

Download gnome-system-monitor-2.8.1 from:


Due to a version bug in their spec file, you can't just rpmbuild it. 
Remove the spec file from the archive and edit the version near the
top of the file from 2.3.0 to 2.8.1.  Put the modified spec file back
into the original archive, then issue the following command from
within the same directory as the archive:

rpmbuild -ta gnome-system-monitor-2.8.1.tar.gz

The rpmbuild will actually fail (sigh!) but the bianry will already
have been built, and will live in:


Run the binary, it should work, it does for me.  

I've suggested to the GNOME guys they fix their spec files.


Hope this helps.  Maybe can the Fedora team release this binary as a
general update?

Comment 3 Darren Brierton 2005-02-01 09:34:53 UTC
I am also experiencing this problem: FC3, all updates installed, and
gnome-system-monitor-2.7.0-2. Screenshot here:


Any chance of an update?

Comment 4 Jim Cornette 2005-02-03 03:03:25 UTC
I noticed the same problem checking all processes.

Comment 5 Ian Laurie 2005-02-21 05:53:46 UTC
RHEL 4 has this same bug.  However my fix in Comment #2 works in RHEL 4 as well.

Comment 6 petrosyan 2005-06-16 17:14:09 UTC
This bug has been fixed in Fedora Core 4.

Comment 7 Jim Cornette 2006-02-06 04:17:18 UTC
The status of this bug was not closed. I was cc'd on this and cannot close the
bug report myself. See comment #6

Comment 8 Matthew Miller 2006-07-10 21:04:35 UTC
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.

Thank you!

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