Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 492079
Last modified: 2009-11-24 00:52:25 EST
Description of problem:
Some update might have caused GUI related issues. I'm unable to start the VirtualBox GUI, but the CLI seems to be ok. I've been using XMLmind for long time. I haven't used it for a week, since then there were couple of Fedora updates. I started it today, it displayed the main window with the toolbars and everything but then again it was unresponsive, I couldn't even stop it and had to kill it. This happens with Java and OpenJDK.
I tried creating a new user, because I suspected that there could be something wrong with my local settings. I booted again and logged in with it. Then I tried again VirtualBox and XMLmind but there was no difference. Finally I did 'su -' to become root and there was no problem running VirtualBox and XMLmind. But they only root if I 'su -', just 'su' doesn't help.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel 188.8.131.52-170.2.35.fc10.i686 #1 SMP Mon Feb 23 13:21:22 EST 2009 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_11-b03)
IcedTea6 1.4 (fedora-11.b14.fc10-i386) Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_0-b14)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install VirtualBox 2.1.4 from http://www.virtualbox.org
2. Log in with a non-root user in a GNOME-Session
3. Start VirtualBox
(Same for XMLmind: http://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/)
GUI won't start (VirtualBox) or will hang (XMLmind)
Fully responsive GUIs
Just wanted to add that the same issue is valid for Freemind (http://freemind.sourceforge.net). Again I tested it with java, OpenJDK (IcedTea) and with non-root and root user (works only as root, i.e. 'su -').
Eclipse and Vuze (azureus) aren't affected, probably because they use SWT. Freemind and XMLmind use Swing. It looks like a Swing issue for now, but it isn't since VirtualBox is also affected.
After another recent update the imsettings-applet crashed and got my attention. I yum remove'd it, which also removed scim and another imsettings-* packages, and now VirtualBox and Java Swing work as usual!!!
Btw just disabling scim and the imsettings-applet didn't help.
Created attachment 337084 [details]
After a recent update the imsettings-applet crashed
Please don't mix different issues in one bug report and pick the right component, otherwise it's highly unlikely anyone would care.
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