Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 382811
gtk-window-decorator crash when enabling gl desktop
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:36 EDT
Description of problem:
after loggin in i start compiz-tray-icon. when enabling the gl desktop, the
when i start the compiz as root (logged in as user) everything works fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
described above. i did an upgrade from fedora7. after upgrading i deleted all
gnome, gtk,.. related configuration.
Created attachment 258371 [details]
Created attachment 262971 [details]
Not sure if this is related, but I just had an intermittent
gtk-window-decorator crash. Bug buddy captured some data which I am attaching
along with this report. Let me know if I need to open another bug for this
Could you try to install the compiz-debuginfo package and see if you can
reproduce the crash when running gtk-window-decorator under gdb? Start as
$ gdb gtk-window-decorator
and at the gdb prompt type
(gdb) r --args
when it crashes, type
(gdb) bt full
to get the full back trace and attach that.
Created attachment 268241 [details]
output from desktop-effects
I'm having a similar problem, except the problem occures even if I try it as
root. What it comes down to is the desktop-effects command shows some kind of
error. Error log attached.
(In reply to comment #3)
> Could you try to install the compiz-debuginfo package and see if you can
> reproduce the crash when running gtk-window-decorator under gdb? Start as
> $ gdb gtk-window-decorator
> and at the gdb prompt type
> (gdb) r --args
> when it crashes, type
> (gdb) bt full
> to get the full back trace and attach that.
I was going to try this on my system, but I can't seem to find compiz-debuginfo
package using the package manager gui.
(In reply to comment #6)
> I was going to try this on my system, but I can't seem to find compiz-debuginfo
> package using the package manager gui.
You have to enable -debuginfo repository for the repository from which the
package comes from (e.g., updates-debuginfo for updates). Better?
(In reply to comment #6)
> > $ gdb gtk-window-decorator
> > and at the gdb prompt type
> > (gdb) r --args
> > when it crashes, type
> > (gdb) bt full
> I was going to try this on my system, but I can't seem to find
> compiz-debuginfo package using the package manager gui.
Just to give you slightly more detailed information on how to do it (sorry, it
is mostly non-GUI oriented, because it is much more simple to describe things in
gnome-terminal/konsole/xterm than with describing the buttons in GUI interface).
The most simple thing to do is to install yum-utils package and then run this
command as root (run su - to become root):
Then run compiz inside of gdb as described above:
[ snip information lines in gdb]
(gdb) run <whatever arguments you would put after gtk-window-decorator on the
command line if run outside of gdb>
[wait until gtk-window-decorator crashes]
(gdb) thread apply all backtrace
This produces usually many screens of the text. Copy all of them into a text
editor and attach the file to the bug as an uncompressed attachment.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
Reporter, could you please reply to the previous question? If you won't reply in
one month, I will have to close this bug as INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
Since there are insufficient details provided in this report for us to
investigate the issue further, and we have not received feedback to the
information we have requested above, we will assume the problem was not
reproducible, or has been fixed in one of the updates we have released for the
Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade to the latest
update of their distribution, and if this issue turns out to still be
reproducible in the latest update, please reopen this bug with additional
Closing as INSUFFICIENT_DATA.