Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 178005
gtk2 package from January 14th broke rhgb/GNOME (at least)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:21 EST
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Description of problem:
rhgb no longer works and when starting a GNOME session, the plain blue color background (below the Fedora Core background image) and the cross mouse cursor is displayed for a few milliseconds and then I'm back to the console. I can't find useful informations in the logs.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update to gtk2-2.8.10-2
2. Restart gdm or manually start up a GNOME session with startx
Actual Results: rhgb and a GNOME session can't be started anymore. gdm tries to start a GNOME session several times but it's finally suspended for two minutes because the X server is jointly started 6 times during the past 95 seconds without success.
Expected Results: rhgb should display the boot informations and I should be able to start a GNOME session with gdm or startx.
Reverting to gtk2-2.8.9-1.1 solves the problem. But gnome-volume-manager and the GNOME applets won't work. To correct this, revert back to gnome-volume-manager-1.5.7-2 and gnome-session-2.12.0-5. Thus, everything is fine like previously.
*** Bug 177863 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I think the crash is happening in glib2. gtk2-2.8.10 release notes makes a
point about requiring glib2-2.8.5. Since there seems to be abi differences
between the two, could this be the source of the problem?
Please try with gtk 2.8.10-3
There was a crasher bug on 64bit platforms that was fixed.
gtk2 2.8.10-3 solves the problem. My GNOME desktop is back, but all the applets
(clock, desktop switcher, volume sound, etc.) are crashing at startup.
I can confirm that the fix works on x86_64 as well. Gaim now works, thanks.
With today updates, the GNOME applets are working correctly. Great job girls and
I just noticed that gnome-panel is crashing when you log out a GNOME session.
(In reply to comment #7)
> I just noticed that gnome-panel is crashing when you log out a GNOME session.
In fact, it crashes when you check "Enable software sound mixing (ESD)" in the
gaim is working fine now on x86_64.
Thanks for testing