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Bug 455413 - gtk-qt-engine prevents gvim from opening
Summary: gtk-qt-engine prevents gvim from opening
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 501427
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vim
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Karsten Hopp
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-07-15 13:21 UTC by Mary Ellen Foster
Modified: 2009-05-26 08:54 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-05-26 08:54:40 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Backtrace when I killed a hanging gvim (5.61 KB, text/plain)
2008-11-05 16:42 UTC, Mary Ellen Foster
no flags Details

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Launchpad 270972 0 None None None Never

Description Mary Ellen Foster 2008-07-15 13:21:40 UTC
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):

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type "gvim"
Actual results:
Hang until it's killed

Expected results:
My favourite retro text editor to open

Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2008-09-05 16:19:55 UTC
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.

Comment 2 Mary Ellen Foster 2008-11-05 16:03:58 UTC
Seems to be an issue in Ubuntu too ...

Comment 3 Mary Ellen Foster 2008-11-05 16:06:35 UTC
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.

Comment 4 Mary Ellen Foster 2008-11-05 16:42:10 UTC
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".

Comment 5 Mary Ellen Foster 2008-11-28 15:16:34 UTC
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.

Comment 6 Mary Ellen Foster 2009-04-17 08:37:35 UTC
Still an issue in Rawhide with

The same workaround -- choosing a specific style for GTK widgets rather than using the default -- still applies too.

Comment 7 Karsten Hopp 2009-05-26 08:54:40 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 501427 ***

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