Bug 473275 - Gnome keybord applet crashes on USB plug in
Gnome keybord applet crashes on USB plug in
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-applets (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity low
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-11-27 08:53 EST by Ives.Gwen
Modified: 2009-12-18 01:58 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 01:58:32 EST
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gdb backtrace output (3.52 KB, text/plain)
2009-02-19 03:51 EST, Ives.Gwen
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Description Ives.Gwen 2008-11-27 08:53:08 EST
Description of problem:
The gnome keyboard layout indicator panel applet crashes every time usb headpones are plugged in (or unplugged if they were plugged in before the system was turned on) and can't be reloaded. This does not happen with other usb peripherals (mouse, hard drive).

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

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Plug in headphones
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05e3:0760 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB 2.0 Card Reader/Writer
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 0d8c:000c C-Media Electronics, Inc. Audio Adapter
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Comment 1 Jon Dufresne 2009-02-18 16:45:34 EST
Thank you for taking the time to report this bug. This bug report isn't very
useful because it is incomplete. If you have time and can
still reproduce the bug, please read
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugsAndFeatureRequests for more information.

You'll need to add a stack trace; please make sure you have debuginfo
packages installed and see http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/StackTraces
for more information about getting a useful stack trace.
Thank you.

Because this is an applet it is a little different but this is what you'll need to do.

$ debuginfo-install gnome-applets
This step install all the debug information your system needs to diagnose the crash.

Then make sure gnome-keyboard-applet is running and type
$ ps -ef | grep gnome-keyboard-applet
There will be some output, look for something like this:

500       4350     1  0 13:33 ?        00:00:00 /usr/libexec/gnome-keyboard-applet ...

The second number is the PID of the applet process, in my case 4350.

Now run gdb to attach to the process with the PID

$ gdb /usr/libexec/gnome-keyboard-applet <PID>

You'll eventually get to the gdb prompt, enter the command "continue"

(gdb) continue

Now you can use the applet normally again, so try to make it crash using the procedure you've described in the original post. When it crashes, you should see gdb give some information and a prompt at the prompt type:

(gdb) thread apply all backtrace

gdb will give you a stack trace of what caused the crash. Paste gdb's output to this bug report as an attachment.


Fedora Bugzappers volunteer triage team
Comment 2 Ives.Gwen 2009-02-19 03:51:46 EST
Created attachment 332513 [details]
gdb backtrace output

Thank you for the information on producing applet backtraces. I have now included the failure backtrace in the attachment.
Comment 3 Pavel Rosenboim 2009-06-20 12:55:08 EDT
I have the same problem, but it happens when I plug in my Sansa e280 player. It doesn't happen with USB flash memory or with my digital camera.
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-12-18 01:58:32 EST
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