Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 455413
gtk-qt-engine prevents gvim from opening
Last modified: 2009-05-26 04:54:40 EDT
Description of problem:
While gtk-qt-engine was enabled, I wasn't able to open gvim; it would hang
without ever showing a window and had to be Ctrl-C'd. As soon as I removed
gtk-qt-engine (didn't try disabling it), gvim opened fine again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type "gvim"
Hang until it's killed
My favourite retro text editor to open
I can reproduce the failure. Odds are it's an application bug (gtk-qt-engine is good at exposing stuff like that). Reassigning to vim.
Seems to be an issue in Ubuntu too ...
Additional information gathered from the Ubuntu bug: running "gvim -X" (telling it not to connect to the X server) seems to work around the bug.
Created attachment 322606 [details]
Backtrace when I killed a hanging gvim
Here's the backtrace I got (missing some details, sorry) when I ran gvim under gtk-qt-engine, waited for it to hang, and then typed "bt".
Another workaround: explicitly specifying a GTK style in the chooser (e.g., "Bluecurve") instead of the default "Use my style" also seems to fix the issue.
Still an issue in Rawhide with
The same workaround -- choosing a specific style for GTK widgets rather than using the default -- still applies too.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 501427 ***