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Bug 709447 - Orca segfaults when run with the wayland backend
Orca segfaults when run with the wayland backend
Product: orca
Classification: Applications
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal major
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Assigned To: Joanmarie Diggs (IRC: joanie)
Orca Maintainers
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-10-04 18:56 UTC by Joanmarie Diggs (IRC: joanie)
Modified: 2016-06-04 16:46 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Joanmarie Diggs (IRC: joanie) 2013-10-04 18:56:08 UTC
Orca can provide access to some apps within wayland, but crashes upon launch if it itself run with the wayland backend.
Comment 1 Joanmarie Diggs (IRC: joanie) 2013-10-04 20:25:39 UTC
Seems we have a race condition. The MouseReview feature's initialization calls Wnck.Screen.get_default(). Sometimes it segfaults; sometimes it doesn't. But it segfaults often enough to get in the way of making progress on Wayland accessibility. So for now I'm commenting out the line so Orca will work with the Wayland backend while I further investigate.
Comment 2 Joanmarie Diggs (IRC: joanie) 2013-10-12 16:24:21 UTC
Due to a gtk wayland bug, dismissing the Orca preferences dialog causes Orca to crash. Dismissing just about any dialog in a gtk wayland app has this impact, so at least we're not alone. See bug 709852.