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Bug 15484 - GNOME Tasklist keeps closing
GNOME Tasklist keeps closing
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-applets (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Mark McLoughlin
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Reported: 2000-08-05 12:02 EDT by bkosse
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:28 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-04-14 14:49:43 EDT
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patch to work around the problem, works for me (only?) (479 bytes, patch)
2001-12-06 17:56 EST, Stas Sergeev
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Description bkosse 2000-08-05 12:02:38 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
Comment 1 bkosse 2000-08-05 16:43:47 EDT
This appears to happen every time xscreensaver kicks in.
Comment 2 Jonathan Blandford 2001-01-10 11:19:17 EST
Does this happen with 7.0?
Comment 3 Steve Kann 2001-02-01 11:49:02 EST
I am having a problem with RH-7.0 and the tasklist as well, which may be similar
to yours.

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.
Comment 4 Jonathan Blandford 2001-07-13 15:38:17 EDT
I can't reproduce this at all, unfortunately.  Please let us know if you can
find reproduce this regularly.
Comment 5 Stas Sergeev 2001-12-06 17:54:49 EST
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.
Comment 6 Stas Sergeev 2001-12-06 17:56:58 EST
Created attachment 39967 [details]
patch to work around the problem, works for me (only?)
Comment 7 Stas Sergeev 2001-12-06 18:15:23 EST
BTW, seems that it happens only with SawFish being a window manager.
Comment 8 Jay Turner 2003-04-14 14:49:43 EDT
Closing out due to bit-rot.

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