Bug 863431 - Segfault in Xvnc session when running Gnome Shell
Summary: Segfault in Xvnc session when running Gnome Shell
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: tigervnc
Version: 18
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-10-05 13:12 UTC by Aaron Sowry
Modified: 2013-07-28 01:05 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: tigervnc-1.3.0-3.fc19
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-07-28 01:05:07 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Aaron Sowry 2012-10-05 13:12:56 UTC
Description of problem:
Xvnc segfaults after a short time when running Gnome Shell in a VNC session

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start an Xvnc server - for example:

$ /usr/bin/Xvnc :1 -query localhost -geometry 1024x768 -depth 16 -ac +extension Composite passwordFile=~/.vnc/passwd

2. Connect to Xvnc server, e.g.:

$ /usr/bin/vncviewer localhost:1

3. Launch a Gnome Shell session on the Xvnc server. e.g.:

$ DISPLAY=:1 dbus-launch gnome-session --session=gnome

4. Click around a bit, launch some things, move them around and wait for the crash.
Actual results:
0: /usr/bin/Xvnc (xorg_backtrace+0x36) [0x591236]
1: /usr/bin/Xvnc (0x400000+0x194c99) [0x594c99]
2: /lib64/libpthread.so.0 (0x3083c00000+0xefe0) [0x3083c0efe0]
3: /usr/bin/Xvnc (_ZN11InputDevice8keyEventEjb+0x46) [0x506ca6]
4: /usr/bin/Xvnc (_ZN3rfb16VNCSConnectionST8keyEventEjb+0x100) [0x525f70]
5: /usr/bin/Xvnc (_ZN3rfb16VNCSConnectionST15processMessagesEv+0x38) [0x5252d8]
6: /usr/bin/Xvnc (_ZN14XserverDesktop13wakeupHandlerEP6fd_seti+0x177) [0x505b07]
7: /usr/bin/Xvnc (0x400000+0xfc49c) [0x4fc49c]
8: /usr/bin/Xvnc (WakeupHandler+0x6b) [0x54842b]
9: /usr/bin/Xvnc (WaitForSomething+0x1a6) [0x58ed46]
10: /usr/bin/Xvnc (Dispatch+0xa1) [0x544211]
11: /usr/bin/Xvnc (main+0x35a) [0x441c5a]
12: /lib64/libc.so.6 (__libc_start_main+0xf5) [0x3083821735]
13: /usr/bin/Xvnc (0x400000+0x4309d) [0x44309d]

Segmentation fault at address 0xb8

Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting

Additional info:
My eventual screen size was actually larger than what I specified as -geometry on the command line - it took up the entirety of my screen (1920x1200). Not sure if that matters.

Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2013-05-13 14:55:06 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2013-05-23 15:44:41 UTC
Are you still seeing this problem?  It would help to see a more complete backtrace, which you can obtain by first running "debuginfo-install tigervnc-server".

Comment 4 Aaron Sowry 2013-05-24 07:45:41 UTC
Yes, the bug is still present in F18. It seems to be fixed upstream though - I can't reproduce the bug using TigerVNC trunk.

Installing the debuginfo packages didn't appear to improve the backtrace unfortunately.

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Comment 6 Tim Waugh 2013-07-08 16:35:12 UTC
Should be fixed in tigervnc-1.3.0-1.fc19.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-07-08 16:38:09 UTC
tigervnc-1.3.0-1.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2013-07-24 16:51:57 UTC
tigervnc-1.3.0-3.fc19 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 19.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2013-07-26 00:36:14 UTC
Package tigervnc-1.3.0-3.fc19:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 19 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing tigervnc-1.3.0-3.fc19'
as soon as you are able to.
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Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2013-07-28 01:05:07 UTC
tigervnc-1.3.0-3.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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