Bug 461284 - freenx (nxagent) segmentation fault when compiz is enabled
freenx (nxagent) segmentation fault when compiz is enabled
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: freenx-server (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Axel Thimm
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-09-05 12:08 EDT by Dawid Zamirski
Modified: 2009-07-14 10:02 EDT (History)
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Description Dawid Zamirski 2008-09-05 12:08:16 EDT
Description of problem:

Connecting remotely with freenx fails when Compiz is enabled as current window manager.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Enable Compiz with the Desktop Effects tool when working locally.
2.  Logout
3.  Connect with feenx client remotely.
Actual results:

The remote desktop session startup fails. Dmesg shows the following segmentation fault with nxagent: segfault at 18 ip 430a46 sp 7fff576999d0

Expected results:

Being able to login remotely with freenx client regardless of the fact that Compiz was enabled during the local session. Remote freenx session should always enforce Metacity or just work properly with Compiz enabled.

Additional info:

Disabling Compiz and setting Metacity as default window manager via SSH using gconftool-2 solves the problem:

gconftool-2 -s -t string /apps/gnome-session/rh/window_manager "metacity"

I don't have i386 machine available to test this issue with, but I doubt it's x86_64 arch specific problem.
Comment 1 Felix Kaechele 2008-10-04 10:06:52 EDT
This bug is also reproducable on a i386 Fedora 9 machine.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-09 22:37:49 EDT
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Comment 3 Edward Rudd 2009-06-25 11:02:04 EDT
I have not encountered this issue on Fedora 10 or 11 (x86_64).
though I am starting compiz via the fusion-icon application, and it "fails" gracefully and switches to metacity when I connect via freenx.
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 10:02:33 EDT
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