Bug 494996 - gnome-appearance-properties segfaults with policykit error
gnome-appearance-properties segfaults with policykit error
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: PolicyKit (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-04-08 20:07 EDT by Dennis Jacobfeuerborn
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:58 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-12-18 04:13:08 EST
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Description Dennis Jacobfeuerborn 2009-04-08 20:07:26 EDT
After the last boot my windows are rendered with the wrong theme. When I tried to start gnome-appearance-properties to reset it I got the following response:

[WARN  3600] polkit-error.c:143:polkit_error_get_error_message(): error != NULL
 Not built with -rdynamic so unable to print a backtrace

** (gnome-appearance-properties:3600): WARNING **: Failed to initialize PolicyKit context: (null)
[WARN  3600] polkit-error.c:156:polkit_error_free(): error != NULL
 Not built with -rdynamic so unable to print a backtrace

(gnome-appearance-properties:3600): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid (NULL) pointer instance

(gnome-appearance-properties:3600): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_connect_data: assertion `G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed

(gnome-appearance-properties:3600): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid (NULL) pointer instance

(gnome-appearance-properties:3600): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_connect_data: assertion `G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed
Segmentation fault

This happens with the following packages installed:
Comment 1 Dennis Jacobfeuerborn 2009-04-10 22:46:58 EDT
I'm seeing the same error when I start palimpsest from gnome-disk-utility-0.1-0.git20080720.fc10 so I'm reassigning this to the PolicyKit component.

I noticed that I only get these errors when I try to run the tools as regular user. When I start them as root the messages disappear and the programs start properly.
Comment 2 C. M. Trindade 2009-08-11 19:56:04 EDT
I also have a problem with gnome-appearance-properties in fc10. When I run it as user and select a menu style the OS logs off. This only happens if my Fedora is installed on a Sata disk, on an Ata disk there is no problem. I got no debug info, could have some if Linux did not log off so quickly.

I am using kernel The version of the packages is the same.
Comment 3 C. M. Trindade 2009-08-20 17:14:04 EDT
Ok, its not the same bug as Dennis but its by the same app. See the debug info from dmesg:

mtrr: base(0xc14e8000) is not aligned on a size(0x785000) boundary
[drm:drm_mode_getfb] *ERROR* invalid framebuffer id
executing set pll
executing set crtc timing
[drm] DAC-6: set mode 1152x864 1f
SELinux: initialized (dev fuse, type fuse), uses genfs_contexts

The debug info is always the same except for line that mentions the display. at last I managed to send this bug to the Gnome Team.
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Comment 5 C. M. Trindade 2009-12-06 20:32:44 EST
My error is not with policykit, I could not add a new bug and wrote here, so you can close this bug if you want. The gnome-appearance-properties has some memory issues in FC10 i386.
In 64-bit FC12 that I have tested, it does not log off but am unable the change the desktop backround even with Make Default. Even after todays updates.
Comment 6 C. M. Trindade 2009-12-10 10:25:48 EST
Anyway my problem was overcome by installing 64-bit FC10.
On the other hand any 64-bit OS seems unable to compile the FILO payload (used with Coreboot), it has a problem compiling unsigned integers. Could this problem extend to other apps?
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