Bug 740267 - closing window leaves empathy running with no way to open window again
Summary: closing window leaves empathy running with no way to open window again
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: empathy
Version: 16
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brian Pepple
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-09-21 13:47 UTC by Charles R. Anderson
Modified: 2013-02-13 09:05 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-02-13 09:05:17 UTC
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Description Charles R. Anderson 2011-09-21 13:47:39 UTC
Description of problem:

Under gnome-shell launching empathy pops up the buddy list and works fine until you click the close box on the window.  Then the window closes but doesn't go anywhere obvious where you can try to open/unminimize it again.  Additionally, if you try to run another copy of empathy, nothing happens because the first copy still has a running process.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. From gnome-terminal, type empathy
2. If necessary, go through new account wizard to create accounts and log in
3. Click the Close Box on the buddy list window
4. Try to find the window to unminimize it

Actual results:

This shows up in the terminal right after launching empathy:
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pk-gtk-module"

Then, after closing the window and trying to launch a new copy of empathy from a different terminal, this shows up in the original terminal:

(empathy:3517): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_tree_path_compare: assertion `b->depth > 0' failed

(empathy:3517): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_tree_path_compare: assertion `b->depth > 0' failed

No window is to be found anywhere, although the original empathy process is still running.  Eventually, after a few minutes that original empathy process segfaults and this appears on the terminal:

(empathy:3517): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid uninstantiatable type `(null)' in cast to `GtkWindow'

** (empathy:3517): CRITICAL **: empathy_window_present_with_time: assertion `GTK_IS_WINDOW (window)' failed

(empathy:3517): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: instance with invalid (NULL) class pointer

(empathy:3517): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_signal_handlers_destroy: assertion `G_TYPE_CHECK_INSTANCE (instance)' failed
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Expected results:

Not sure, maybe it should show up in the gnome-shell notification area or as an icon in the top bar?

Additional info:

These gnome-shell extension packages are installed:


Only these gnome-shell extensions are enabled:

> gsettings list-recursively | grep enabled-extensions
org.gnome.shell enabled-extensions ['places-menu@gnome-shell-extensions.gnome.org', 'temperature@xtranophilist', 'presentationmode@ampad.de']

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