Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 163357
Bad: when trying to change xmms font while it is running X crashes due to problems with SELinux
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:10 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050513 Fedora/1.7.8-2
Description of problem:
When i go to options -> preferences -> fonts -> browse and select "andale mono" as a font the X server crash. Here is what i get in /var/log/messages.
Jul 15 16:05:23 davidian dbus: avc: 1 AV entries and 1/512 buckets used, longest chain length 1
Jul 15 16:05:23 davidian gconfd (hipo-3082): Received signal 15, shutting down cleanly
Jul 15 16:05:24 davidian gdm: gdm_slave_xioerror_handler: Fatal X error - Restarting :0
Jul 15 16:05:24 davidian gdm(pam_unix): session closed for user hipo
Jul 15 16:05:24 davidian gpm: *** info [mice.c(1766)]:
Jul 15 16:05:24 davidian gpm: imps2: Auto-detected intellimouse PS/2
Jul 15 16:05:25 davidian gconfd (hipo-3082): Exiting
Jul 15 16:05:25 davidian su(pam_unix): session closed for user root
I'm running fedora core 4 i do upgrade from fedora core 3 with apt-get using freshrpms.net.
[root@davidian info]# cat /etc/fedora-release
Fedora Core release 4 (Stentz)
[root@davidian info]# uname -a;
Linux davidian 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 #1 Thu Jun 2 22:55:56 EDT 2005 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
[root@davidian info]# cat /proc/cpuinfo |grep -i athlon
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2000+
I'll try to upgrade xmms with newer a.k.a. ending on fc4 but anyway it's totally not logical to crash X when trying to change the playlist font in xmms.
I'm currently logged with user:
[hipo@davidian info]$ id
uid=500(hipo) gid=500(hipo) groups=500(hipo) context=user_u:system_r:unconfined_t
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run xmms
2. go to options -> preferences -> fonts -> browse
3. select the "andale mono" font
Actual Results: X crashes
Expected Results: Change the font of the playlist in xmms
Sorry but probably i'm mistaken. I'm not sure is this bug related to SELinux but
when the X crashed i saw some bulky logs from the SELinux on my console and that
gives me the idea the problem could be related to that. Anywayz checking my
/var/log/messages later i didn't discovered lines stating direct errors with
SELinux, just logs from the services it handles like crontab and stuff.
xmms has moved to fedora extras
- Could you try to install the xmms package from Extras instead as you suggested
and try again?
- It would probably be interesting to check the /var/log/Xorg.* files too.
Anyway, I really doubt this is a bug in xmms, since no user applications should
be able to crash the X server (well, not if they aren't suid root or such).
Still, we need to get more information to be able to reassign the bug to the
Reassigning to the current maintainer (Ville).
It's been almost a year since the request for additional info with no feedback,
so closing. If the problem persists in FC5+, make sure that you are running
xmms from Fedora Extras, and try to obtain a stack trace as outlined in
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/StackTraces, and feel free to reopen. Also, try
to reproduce with some of the fonts included in FC/FE.