Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 176029
Cannot start more than one gnome-terminal
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:19 EST
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Description of problem:
When trying to start a second gnome terminal during a gnome desktop session, the second terminal never comes up and the first terminal freezes and has to be forced to exit.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start the first gnome-terminal by clicking on the menu entry
2. start the second gnome-terminal by clicking on the menu entry
Actual Results: The second terminal never starts, and the first terminal is frozen.
Expected Results: Second terminal should start and be usable and the first terminal should also be usable. Should be able to start several terminals.
Deleting the --working-directory=%f parameter in the invocation fixes the problem.
Not sure where this began, noticed on a fresh net install of rawhide of 16 Dec, and on another rawhide upgraded FC5T1 install. It is not happening on another rawhide install that I have kept going since FC2 days.
Created attachment 122375 [details]
gdb log of gnome-terminal
My problem on gnome-terminal is similar to this bug, so I attach
my gdb log for this bug.
The attached gdb log was created by the following steps:
1. First launch the other terminal (such as uxterm).
2. In uxterm, execute "gdb gnome-terminal" and run gdb
( then one gnome-terminal is launched).
3. In the launched gnome-terminal, execute
Results: both gnome-terminal sessons freezes, and in uxterm terminal
glibc claiming messages about free() appears.
It seems that gnome-terminal cannot deal with the option
"--working-directory=???", as Clyde reported.
Not only the option "--with-working-directory=foo" but many other
options such as "--show(hide)-menu-bars" "--zoom=??" and so on are also
broken (if used in second or later gnome-terminal).
By the way, Joseph Sacco reported this bug to upstream as
*** Bug 176039 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The upstream bug noted in the comment 2 was marked as a duplicate of
and in the gnome bug above (98715), it is commented that Ilya Konstantinov
posted the REVERSE patch to RedHat bugzilla
to fix this problem temporarily.
This problem still exists on a rawhide install as of this morning.
Has fix gone in somewhere?
I can't reproduce the problem today, but I'm still running gnome-terminal-2.13.0-1
Forget #6 Its still there. I think I confused things by upgrading glibc.
*** Bug 176729 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 176642 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fixed in rawhide.