Bug 49872 - gmc crashes sometimes on startup / or wont be shut off
gmc crashes sometimes on startup / or wont be shut off
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gmc (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jonathan Blandford
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Reported: 2001-07-24 14:41 EDT by Joe Acosta
Modified: 2013-04-02 00:15 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-24 14:48:44 EDT
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Description Joe Acosta 2001-07-24 14:41:45 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (Win98; U)

Description of problem:
It seems that sometimes gmc crashes on startup.  I am using Windowmaker as the window manager with gnome.
I use startx to start X (not gdm or xdm)
gmc sometimes starts and then dies, and then gets restarted.

Also it seems that I cannot kill gmc, without it restarting itself.  

The icons get deleted and then they replace themselves on the desktop (I no longer want desktop icons) even if you save the session they 
come back in the next session.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. delete a 'default' icon (floppy, home, etc)
2. save your gnome session
3. exit gnome
4. restart x, they are back

1. kill -9 gmc (the pipd of gmc of course)
2. watch it restart itself.

1. sometimes when gmc starts it crashes.  not sure why then it restarts itself

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jonathan Blandford 2001-07-30 14:09:30 EDT
gmc restarts itself because it is in the session manager as Respawn.  You can
run 'session-properties' to remove it.  Additionally, it tries to recreate your
devices on startup.  I don't see this behavior changing.

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