Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 167870
maxima (and maxima-gui?) missing from Fedora Extras in Bugzilla
Last modified: 2007-04-18 13:31:17 EDT
Description of problem:
The packages maxima and maxima-gui, currently in Fedora Extras, are not in
Bugzilla. There is a serious bug in maxima-gui I need to report (namely that
exiting xmaxima in the usual way causes a logout of the entire X session).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I confirm the same problem with xmaxima: logging out (or even just killing the
xmaxima window) logs out of the entire X session. Messages shows:
Sep 9 01:04:06 neumann gconfd (neumann-3902): Received signal 15, shutting down
Sep 9 01:04:07 neumann gconfd (neumann-3902): Exiting
I can run xmaxima in the foreground from a terminal window and kill it with
Ctrl-C without killing the X session.
Sorry, this appears to be a duplicate of bug #167786 (the fact that maxima
isn't listed in Bugzilla, that is).
In general, no single application should be able to take down an X session.
Further, xmaxima doesn't kill X (for me) when run on RH9, RHEL4, Fedora Core 3.
However, I can confirm the crash on FC4, my ~/.xsession-errors (appended at the
end) is mostly unhelpful. Considering that xmaxima is simply a wish(tk) script,
I'd venture this to be either a tk/tcl or X server bug, specific to Fedora Core 4.
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(%i1) kicker: sighandler called
*** kdesktop got signal 15 (Exiting)
end from FAM server connection
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
Andre, could you close this bug and mark it as duplicate of bug #167786?
As for the killing X problem, yes I can also confirm and it is probably an
upstream problem because I also had the same problem (before the FC4 packages
were created) when I "rolled my own" RPMs from the SRPMs that were supplied at
I was kinda hoping that the problem went away with the new FC4 packages.
Closing as a duplicate of bug #167786.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 167786 ***
Bugzilla component "maxima" has now been created, and a new bug on the X
crashing problem has been opened at: bug #168451
*** Bug 168071 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***