Bug 2908 - Gnome/Enlightenment dumps core on reboots
Summary: Gnome/Enlightenment dumps core on reboots
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-05-18 14:25 UTC by Suhaib Siddiqi
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-07-06 16:01:11 UTC

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Description Suhaib Siddiqi 1999-05-18 14:25:36 UTC
RedHat 6.0 does core dump, if Gnome/Enlightment is used
as desktop.  If I use AfterStep or anyother desktop windows
manager, core file is not created.

On each reboot Gnome/Enlightment creates a *core* file
under /root, though system boots and works OK.  It is
annoying to see *core* in /root on each rebot of RedHat 6.0

Comment 1 Derek Tattersall 1999-05-18 19:08:59 UTC
Try to use gdb to determine which program is causing the core dump.  I
can not get gnome/enlightenment to fail.

------- Email Received From  "Suhaib M. Siddiqi" <Ssiddiqi> 05/18/99 15:23 -------

Comment 2 Suhaib Siddiqi 1999-05-19 00:45:59 UTC
OK here is the GDB report of the core file.  Drivemount_applet
in Gnome does a core dump.
--GDB/DDD output---
Core was generated by 'drivemount_applet --activate-goad-server
Program terminated with signal 6, Aborted
#0 0x40416111 in ?? ()
Removing drivemount option from Factory installed settings stops
producing core dump.

Comment 3 Jay Turner 1999-05-19 14:29:59 UTC
I am able to recreate this in the lab.

------- Email Received From  "Suhaib M. Siddiqi" <Ssiddiqi> 05/20/99 06:13 -------

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 1999-07-06 16:01:59 UTC
This will be fixed soon in a gnome-core and gtk+ update.

It has to do with how GNOME/GTK+ programs handled the case
where they could no longer talk to the X server.  For debugging
purposes a core file was created. This behaviour will be changed.

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