Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 15484
GNOME Tasklist keeps closing
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:28:02 EDT
<P>I can't see any remnants of a core-file or similar, but the tasklist
keeps closing on me. It may be related to this error, though:
Gdk-ERROR **: BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter)
serial 107701 error_code 9 request_code 63 minor_code 0
This appears to happen every time xscreensaver kicks in.
Does this happen with 7.0?
I am having a problem with RH-7.0 and the tasklist as well, which may be similar
Occasionally, the tesklist starts growing larger and larger, without bound.
I've seen it have a memory footprint of over 700MB. Eventually, it will get
killed when the kernel decides I've just about run out of memory and swap.
Based on this, I'll try to see if this is correlated with the screensaver.
I can't reproduce this at all, unfortunately. Please let us know if you can
find reproduce this regularly.
I don't know how to help you to reproduce it, but about a year ago (on RH 6.2
or 7.0, don't remember now) I have found a way to get rid of this crashes. Then
I forgot about this problem, but recently I upgraded to 7.1 and found out that
the problem is still there, the only change is that now I asked to restart the
I dusted out my workaround, applied it and no crashes again.
I'll attach it now, give it a try. I don't know why it works, however:)
But I hope it will help you to fix a problem.
BTW, this have nothing to do with the bug where tasklist eats 700Mb.
Created attachment 39967 [details]
patch to work around the problem, works for me (only?)
BTW, seems that it happens only with SawFish being a window manager.
Closing out due to bit-rot.