Bug 61917 - hwbrowser crashes when selected in system settings
Summary: hwbrowser crashes when selected in system settings
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: hwbrowser (Show other bugs)
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Version: 9
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact:
: 67957 (view as bug list)
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Blocks: 61590 67217
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Reported: 2002-03-25 22:42 UTC by Gerry Tool
Modified: 2013-04-02 04:16 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-05-25 14:30:30 UTC
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Description Gerry Tool 2002-03-25 22:42:03 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/20020314

Description of problem:
Logged in as root in Gnome, clicking on Hardware Browser in a Nautilus window of
System Settings, hwbrowser starts to open a window and then dies.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.log into gnome as root
2.click on system settings in Start Here
3.click on hardware browser

Actual Results:  hardware browser window frame opens with no data and then

Expected Results:  hardware browser window should open and display hardware

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jonathan Blandford 2002-03-27 17:13:04 UTC
Can you run it as in a terminal and post the traceback here?

Comment 2 Jay Turner 2002-03-28 19:04:04 UTC
I'm not able to replicate this behavior here in the lab with hwbrowser-0.3.6-2.

Comment 3 Alexander Larsson 2002-04-10 14:23:43 UTC
Does hwbrowser print anything?
It could be the stupid bug we had where nautilus forked processes with read-only
stdout. Could you try installing eel-1.0.2-10 and try again.

Comment 4 Preston Brown 2002-08-20 19:02:20 UTC
*** Bug 67957 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Preston Brown 2002-08-20 19:03:10 UTC
*** Bug 66581 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Preston Brown 2002-08-20 19:23:39 UTC
soon to be fixed in rawhide.

Comment 7 Gerry Tool 2002-08-21 20:22:05 UTC
Which package fixed this?  I have the latest rawhide hwbrowser package
installed, and it still crashes.

Comment 8 Peter van Egdom 2002-08-21 21:53:47 UTC
Please reopen this bug.

Tested this on a fresh installed Red Hat Linux 7.3.94 ('null') and this is
what happens when starting "hwbrowser" from the command line :

(DeviceList.py:3280): GnomeCanvas-CRITICAL **: file gnome-canvas-path-def.c:
line 1142 (gnome_canvas_path_def_any_closed): assertion `path != NULL' failed

(DeviceList.py:3280): GnomeCanvas-CRITICAL **: file gnome-canvas-path-def.c:
line 1142 (gnome_canvas_path_def_any_closed): assertion `path != NULL' failed
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/hwbrowser/DeviceList.py", line 163, in ?
    setup_ui ()
  File "/usr/share/hwbrowser/DeviceList.py", line 156, in setup_ui
    DeviceDisk.initialize (xml, hardware)
  File "/usr/share/hwbrowser/DeviceDisk.py", line 485, in initialize
    populate (tree_view, disks, graph)
  File "/usr/share/hwbrowser/DeviceDisk.py", line 379, in populate
    raise RuntimeError, ("can't handle more than "
RuntimeError: can't handle more than one extended partition per disk
[root@localhost peterve]# 

Source RPM: hwbrowser-0.4.1-2.src.rpm

Comment 9 Bill Nottingham 2002-08-28 01:59:10 UTC
Should be fixed in 0.5-1

Comment 10 Tim Waugh 2002-09-02 09:44:16 UTC
The patch attached to bug #66581 fixes this the correct way.  Currently, each 
successive logical partition appears to be a child of the previous one!

Comment 11 Eric Lau 2002-12-09 23:25:43 UTC
Sorrie this is my first time here and im a linux newbie...
i hav the same prob for hwbrowser and i downloaded the latest version
(hwbrowser-0.6) already but there are no prevails

i wonder if i can hav permission to look at the patch attached in bug #66581
nyway help is greatly appreciated

Comment 12 Brent Fox 2003-01-08 23:15:50 UTC
Eric, I've made bug #66581 public so that you can see the patch.

Comment 13 Brent Fox 2003-01-08 23:18:04 UTC
Actually, I tried to make it public, but Bugzilla wouldn't let me.  I'm

Comment 14 Brent Fox 2003-01-10 04:24:23 UTC
Ok, Eric, I've managed to convince Bugzilla to let me make bug #66581 public, so
you should be able to view it now.

Comment 15 Brent Fox 2003-01-10 04:28:37 UTC
Dang Bugzilla.  Now I can't even see the bug.  Argh!

Comment 16 Need Real Name 2003-01-19 06:32:01 UTC
running rh 8.0 with latest latest kernel.  same behavior as described above. 
Using hwbrowser-.6.  Gui appears briefly, then the following trace back with the
first line repeated many times.

(DeviceList.py:2126): GnomeCanvas-CRITICAL **: file gnome-canvas-path-def.c:
line 1142 (gnome_canvas_path_def_any_closed): assertion `path != NULL' failed

(DeviceList.py:2126): GnomeCanvas-CRITICAL **: file gnome-canvas-path-def.c:
line 1142 (gnome_canvas_path_def_any_closed): assertion `path != NULL' failed
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/hwbrowser/DeviceList.py", line 203, in ?
    reread_device_type_list ()
  File "/usr/share/hwbrowser/DeviceList.py", line 150, in reread_device_type_list
    list.set (iter, 0, hardware.get_category_string (key), 1, key)
  File "/usr/share/hwbrowser/DeviceList.py", line 91, in get_category_string
    return self.type_mapping[key]
KeyError: 20

Comment 17 Brent Fox 2003-01-21 06:20:43 UTC
khill: you are seeing a totally different bug (see bug #74956).

Comment 18 Brent Fox 2003-01-21 06:24:09 UTC
twaugh: since I can't see bug #66581 due to some Bugzilla error, can you test
with hwbrowser-0.8-2 and see if that fixes the problem?  If not, I'll try to get
dkl to unbreak Bugzilla so I can see that patch in bug #66581.

Comment 19 Tim Waugh 2003-01-21 10:03:06 UTC
Still unfixed.  This is pretty easily reproducible.  Just make a bunch of
logical partitions and see what hwbrowser looks like:



Comment 20 Brent Fox 2003-02-07 20:27:26 UTC
Patch from bug #66581 applied.  Seems to work fine in hwbrowser-0.8-7.  Thanks
for the patch

QA, please verify.

Comment 21 Brent Fox 2003-05-25 14:30:30 UTC
There is a stack of 64 bugs that have been in Modified state for a long period
of time.  I am closing these as Rawhide now.  If you find that the issue is not
fixed, please reopen this report.

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