Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72658
Sawfish menus stop working after a while
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:02 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.0 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020408
Description of problem:
The sawfish window/root window menus stop working after a while. The Gnome
panel Main Menu -> Extras -> Preferences -> Sawfish window manager menus
continue to function. I have to kill and restart sawfish to get the menus
working again. If I start sawfish from a terminal so that output goes to stderr
I get the message "Error: Menu is already active" when I middle-click the
desktop or right-click the close or minimize buttons on a window (crux theme).
I am able to duplicate this problem without Gnome by starting sawfish from a
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use the sawfish root window menu and window menus for a while.
Actual Results: After a while the menus stop working; the menu is not mapped,
and the message "Error: Menu is already active" is sent to stderr.
Expected Results: The menus should continue working for the duration of the
More details: the sawfish-menu process somehow gets into an unkillable state,
and has to be nuked with a "kill -9".
I forgot to mention in the earlier comment that killing the recalcitrant
sawfish-menu process unwedges things. Unfortunately, killall doesn't find the
process, so I have to use ps and kill manually. Ugh.
bos, try 'killall rep'
Upstream as http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=103325
May be fixed in Sawfish 1.2 though