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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020809
Description of problem:
Changing the fonts in sawfish will sometimes crash the X server. I am unable to
open an xterm or switch to a virtual console using ctrl-alt-fn; I have to reboot
the system with the power switch. The mouse point will still move around, but
the window list, workspace switcher, desktop menu, etc. do not work. Once in a
while sawfish will crash and can be restarted, but most of the time I have to
reboot the system.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Change fonts in sawfish until the system hangs.
Actual Results: Eventually the system will hang and will have to be rebooted.
Expected Results: It should be possible to change fonts without hanging the system.
related to bug #75140
If the X server is crashed, then that is an X server bug.
If sawfish is just sticking a server grab it's a Sawfish bug and should be moved
You can tell if it's sawfish's fault by doing a "killall sawfish" while things
are stuck; if killing sawfish fixes the problem, it was a stuck grab.
You may need to Ctrl+Alt+F1 to a console, or ssh into the machine, to kill sawfish.
Ctrl-Alt-F1 doesn't work after the crash. I will have to enable ssh and get
back to you...
I can ssh in from another system and kill sawfish, so this problem appears to be
related to a stuck server grab.
Upstream as http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=103322