Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 492085
X application cannot start since libX11-1.1.5-1.fc10; stuck in XOpenIM
Last modified: 2014-06-18 05:11:02 EDT
Description of problem:
Since I received the libX11 update libX11-1.1.5-1.fc10 some X applications cannot start any more. They are stuck in the library function XOpenIM which never returns. It does not happen with applications made in GTK, but applications like xterm, xarkeia, mgdiff (use Motif) are now broken.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start xterm or xarkeia or mgdiff
No xterm window appear and xterm does not return.
Have the xterm window appear.
The work around is to downgrade to the previous release of libX11: libX11-1.1.4-6.fc10
The bug is probably the same encountered by windowmaker in bug #491915
Created attachment 336632 [details]
strace of xterm which hangs forever.
This is an strace output from xterm, showing the problem.
*** Bug 492115 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I have the same bug - xterm window doesn't appear when launching under user or even root.
BUT it does appear executing "sudo xterm".
*** Bug 492140 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
For the sake of consolidation there seems to be yet another duplicate here:
This one has hit hard.
Consolidating all into Bug #491813.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 491813 ***