Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 85432
gnome crashes if title of minimized window changes while another VC is active
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:05 EDT
Description of problem:
If the title of a minimized window changes while tty2 is active, gnome will
crash. The X server restarts and the login window appears again.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Easy to reproduce.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in using gdm and choose gnome
2. Start mozilla
3. Start downloading a large file
4. Iconify the download window
5. Switch to another VC by pressing CTRL+ALT+F2
6. Wait a few seconds
Instead of using mozilla the bug can also be reproduced using xterm
and any command that will change the window title. Type "sleep 20 ;"
followed by the command.
gnome crash. Messages in /var/log/messages:
Mar 2 18:07:56 marvin gnome-name-server: input condition is: 0x11, exiting
Mar 2 18:07:56 marvin gdm(pam_unix): session closed for user test
Mar 2 18:07:56 marvin gdm: gdm_slave_xioerror_handler: Fatal X error -
The VC activated by CTRL+ALT+F2 can be used, and gnome will still
be available when I switch back with CTRL+ALT+F7.
The exact gnome component responsible for the crash is unknown. The
problem is not there if I log in using failsafe and start twm as my
Should be fixed with new GNOME 2 in 8.0