Bug 244625 - Gnome volume control applet crashes frequently
Gnome volume control applet crashes frequently
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-media (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bastien Nocera
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Reported: 2007-06-18 01:37 EDT by Rogue
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-08-20 14:41:41 EDT
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Stack trace of the crash (24.69 KB, text/plain)
2007-06-18 01:37 EDT, Rogue
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Description Rogue 2007-06-18 01:37:17 EDT
Description of problem:
Gnome volume control applet tends to keep crashing everytime I try to change my

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try muting and unmuting a few of the controls. Then add a control from the
preferences screen, now change its state.
2. Now remove that control using the preferences screen.
3. Close the applet
Actual results:
1. Bug buddy comes up with crash details
2. This somehow messes up the gconf settings, rendering the desktop unusable the
next time it loads up
3. I need to remove the sound entry keys from ~/.gconf directory and get my
desktop back.

Expected results:
1. The applet should close without crashing
2. It should not mess up the gconf settings to the point that the desktop can
not be brought up again!

Additional info:
Since bug buddy is unable to file a bug against this component (this issue is
tracked via #244526), I had installed the devel packages and saved the stack to
a file. Attaching the file to this bug report.
Comment 1 Rogue 2007-06-18 01:37:18 EDT
Created attachment 157255 [details]
Stack trace of the crash
Comment 2 Bastien Nocera 2007-08-20 10:10:55 EDT
Could you please gather a stack trace with debuginfo packages installed? See
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/StackTraces for details.

I have a hard time believing this could make the desktop unusable though. If
something crashes or hangs when starting the desktop, please report a new bug.
Comment 3 Rogue 2007-08-20 14:41:41 EDT
Hi Bastien,

Well,off late things seem to be stable. But trust me, once the gconf entries get
messed up, then the next time I restart the system, I can do a login, but I end
up with a background image only!!! No panel, no menus, nothing... zilch!

I am closing this bug since I am no longer able to reproduce this issue, but
since I have already downloaded the debug packages, I shall open the bug if it
happens again.

Comment 4 Bastien Nocera 2007-08-20 14:43:48 EDT
It's probably the old esound bug that made the panel and a number of apps hang,
if you had enabled it in the prefs. Latest esound in F7 should have the bug fix.

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