Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 51580
Changing themes crash the entire X session
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
Description of Problem:
Changing themes take down most of my apps, including nautilus, panel etc
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open themes capplet
2. change themes like this:
3. it crashes
Major crash of all apps.
New theme shown?
I think this happens with more of the themes so it could be worthwhile to
investigate more combinations leading to crashes like this.
OK, I can get it just switching from BeCool to Brushed-metal-clean,
so it's pretty compact for a test case.
Thought I had it tracked down to a gtk_style_copy() bug, but it turns
out it only happens in programs that call gnome_init(), so I think
it has something to do with imlib. (gnome-libs makes gtk_rc_load_image()
OK, in addition to the gtk_style_copy() bug which might cause a few
apps to crash, found the main problem in a imlib/gnome-libs bug.
With those two patched, I can switch themes between the set we
install continuously without any crashes.
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Fairfax.
Fixed in gnome-libs-1.2.13 and gtk+-1.2.10-10