Bug 9461

Summary: gtk-window-decorator crashes
Product: xorg Reporter: Michael Monreal <michael.monreal+bugs>
Component: App/compizAssignee: David Reveman <reveman>
Status: RESOLVED FIXED QA Contact:
Severity: critical    
Priority: high    
Version: 7.2 (2007.02)   
Hardware: x86 (IA32)   
OS: Linux (All)   
i915 platform: i915 features:

Description Michael Monreal 2006-12-27 05:55:14 UTC
After some minutes (say, 5 minutes to 30) the gtk decorator crashes. If I start
it manually on the console it will crash again after some time, giving teh
following output:

$ gtk-window-decorator 
The program 'gtk-window-decorator' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadLength (poly request too large or internal Xlib length erro'.
  (Details: serial 107348 error_code 16 request_code 154 minor_code 34)
  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
   To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
   option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
Comment 1 Michael Monreal 2006-12-30 02:45:44 UTC
I now dissabled the metacity theme support and compiz seems to run much more
stable, in fact, I cannot reproduce the crash with compiz' build-in window deco.
Comment 2 Enver ALTIN 2007-01-11 01:38:20 UTC
Hi Michael,

Can you provide a backtrace of the crash? More info is here:


Comment 3 Michael Monreal 2007-01-11 03:33:35 UTC
I changed back to the metacity decorator a few days ago and didn't see any
crashes since then. Perhaps it has been fixed already. If I see the crash again
i'll try to provide the needed info.
Comment 4 Gerd Kohlberger 2007-01-17 14:59:51 UTC
Yes this seems to be fix since 30.12. At least here it works great with the
latest version.
Comment 5 Benjamin Close 2008-01-11 02:36:35 UTC
Bugzilla Upgrade Mass Bug Change

NEEDSINFO state was removed in Bugzilla 3.x, reopening any bugs previously listed as NEEDSINFO.

  - benjsc
    fd.o Wrangler
Comment 6 Danny Baumann 2008-03-17 00:07:35 UTC
Closing this as fixed, please reopen if problem occurs again.

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