Bug 475238 - modemlights color issues
modemlights color issues
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-applets (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-08 11:39 EST by Ray Strode [halfline]
Modified: 2009-07-14 12:24 EDT (History)
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Description Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-12-08 11:39:38 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #417031 +++
--- Additional comment from andre@bwh.harvard.edu on 2008-12-07 02:49:59 EDT ---

Verified that all the default settings now are the same as the ones I posted above for FC6, except for the text background color which seems to randomly change.  If I go into the modemlights preferences to check what the text background color is, then close the preferences, then open and check again, the last two characters have randomly changed, for example


What's up with that?  Is it supposed to be random?

--- Additional comment from andre@bwh.harvard.edu on 2008-12-07 03:01:18 EDT ---

If I explicitly set the text background color (by clicking "OK" instead of "Cancel" in the "Pick a Color" window), then it seems to stick.  However, if I remove the modemlights applet from the panel, then add it again, then check the text background color, it again has a (somewhat) random value - I always see the first 4 characters as 7F00, with the last two characters random.

--- Additional comment from rstrode@redhat.com on 2008-12-08 11:24:42 EDT ---

Probably some memory corruption bug.  should be filed as a separate issue.

--- Additional comment from andre@bwh.harvard.edu on 2008-12-08 11:29:02 EDT ---

Can you reproduce it?  I have no idea which component to file this under.

--- Additional comment from rstrode@redhat.com on 2008-12-08 11:37:21 EDT ---

gnome-applets.  I haven't tried to reproduce it, but I'll clone the bug for you.
Comment 1 Andre Robatino 2008-12-08 12:57:45 EST
I'm guessing that the memory that the text background color is stored in is uninitialized until or unless one clicks on "OK" in the "Pick a Color" window.  (Why that particular value and none of the other ones would be uninitialized, I have no idea.)
Comment 2 Andre Robatino 2008-12-08 13:01:21 EST
I noticed that the text background color is the only one that was originally equal to 0.  Maybe someone thought that automatic variables were initialized to 0 by default, and didn't do it explicitly.
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Comment 4 Andre Robatino 2009-06-10 00:16:36 EDT
I'm not seeing this in Fedora 11 - the text background color stays at #000000.  Will let this be closed as WONTFIX.
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