Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 228653
xterm crashes when outputing weird characters
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:34 EDT
Description of problem:
Xterm closes when outputing weird characters such as ones generated from
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. cat /dev/random
xterm crashes. Running xterm from another xterm in the foreground produces the
following when it crashes.
xterm: warning, error event received:
X Error of failed request: BadName (named color or font does not exist)
Major opcode of failed request: 77 (X_ImageText16)
Serial number of failed request: 299
Current serial number in output stream: 761
Also happens when viewing certain pages in lynx, when viewing ALL manpages, and
using mutt in screen.
Unfortunately, I can't reproduce it.
Is this on a xinerama setup? Any resource settings for xterm? Which video driver
It would help to have a non-random set of data which breaks it,
since the cause would be some specific code sequence.
Can you please try xterm-225-1.fc6 from FC6 updates testing repository?
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