Bug 218070 - gaim/gstreamer segfaults when when trying to play audio notifications
gaim/gstreamer segfaults when when trying to play audio notifications
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gaim (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Warren Togami
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Reported: 2006-12-01 12:49 EST by Carl Roth
Modified: 2008-05-06 13:00 EDT (History)
7 users (show)

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Gdb messages from running gaim (29.89 KB, text/plain)
2006-12-01 12:49 EST, Carl Roth
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Gdb trace of gaim session (51.37 KB, application/octet-stream)
2006-12-01 15:44 EST, Carl Roth
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Description Carl Roth 2006-12-01 12:49:09 EST
Description of problem:
Gaim segfaults when starting up.  The sound notification scheme is set to
"Auto".  If I turn off sound notifications, it doesn't segfault.

My sound system is Alsa, and my desktop system is KDE.  I'm including the output
of 'aplay -l' below.  My asound.conf is routing sound through the USB audio
device; gstreamer-properties is able to play test sounds through the device
without a problem.

**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: STAC92xx Analog [STAC92xx Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: STAC92xx Digital [STAC92xx Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: U0x47f0xc001 [USB Device 0x47f:0xc001], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start gaim
Actual results:
Gaim segfaults

Expected results:
Gaim should not segfault

Additional info:
I'm including a gdb session capture that shows a segfault while calling a
gstreamer API.
Comment 1 Carl Roth 2006-12-01 12:49:09 EST
Created attachment 142588 [details]
Gdb messages from running gaim
Comment 2 Warren Togami 2006-12-01 13:11:04 EST

Please install the exact matching versions of debuginfo for these packages and
get another gdb traceback.
Comment 3 Carl Roth 2006-12-01 15:44:47 EST
Created attachment 142621 [details]
Gdb trace of gaim session
Comment 4 Carl Roth 2006-12-01 15:45:40 EST
I installed the debug symbols, here are the versions:


The new gdb traceback is attached.
Comment 5 Warren Togami 2006-12-05 15:57:18 EST
Debian seems to be having similar problems with gaim and gstreamer, but only
x86_64.  You say your problems were on i386?
Comment 6 Carl Roth 2006-12-05 16:31:42 EST
This was an i386/i686 system.
Comment 7 Warren Togami 2006-12-06 14:51:56 EST
I am testing patch 12 from Debian.
Please try this FC6 i386 package and report back.
- Does it crash?
- Does sound work?
Comment 8 Carl Roth 2006-12-07 09:31:05 EST
I tried your build 27 gaim package, and I get the following result:

 * gaim starts correctly, does not crash
 * sound does not work

Messages in the gaim log mention

  sound: Unable to create GStreamer audiosink.

but when I run gstreamer-properties separately, test sounds do work.
Comment 9 Warren Togami 2006-12-07 12:45:16 EST
"sound: Unable to create GStreamer audiosink."

Does this mean that it is unable to find a suitable output device?

Strange that gstreamer-properties test would work though...
Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2008-04-04 01:03:01 EDT
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Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2008-05-06 13:00:03 EDT
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