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Bug 74405 - Program crashes after starting it as root (gnome-terminal Crash at
Program crashes after starting it as root (gnome-terminal Crash at
Product: gnome-core
Classification: Deprecated
Component: general
Other other
: Normal normal
: 1.4.1
Assigned To: gnome-core Maintainers
gnome-core Maintainers
: 85236 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-03-12 19:43 UTC by Thomas Luft
Modified: 2009-08-15 18:40 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Thomas Luft 2002-03-12 19:43:22 UTC
Package: gnome-core

>Synopsis: Program crashes after starting it as root
>Class: sw-bug
System: Debian Woody (3.0), PIII@733 MHz

gnome-terminal crashes right after start

Log in to X as root and start the program. It opens the terminal windows (very small) and then crashes

------- Bug moved to this database by 2002-03-12 14:43 -------

The original reporter ( of this bug does not have an account here.
Reassigning to the exporter,
Reassigning to the default owner of the component,

Comment 1 Kjartan Maraas 2002-03-12 22:58:43 UTC
Can you get a backtrace for this? maybe run it in gdb and type 'bt'
after it crashes?
Comment 2 Thomas Luft 2002-03-13 09:55:35 UTC
I will try and post the result here.
Comment 3 Thomas Luft 2002-03-15 19:01:38 UTC
Here the results of gdb:
Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x400c5cec in vt_draw_text () from /usr/lib/
(gdb) bt
  • #0 vt_draw_text
    from /usr/lib/
  • #1 zvt_shutdown_subshell
    from /usr/lib/
  • #2 vt_update
    from /usr/lib/
  • #3 zvt_term_match_check
    from /usr/lib/
  • #4 gdk_get_show_events
    from /usr/lib/
  • #5 g_io_add_watch
    from /usr/lib/
  • #6 g_get_current_time
    from /usr/lib/
  • #7 g_get_current_time
    from /usr/lib/
  • #8 g_main_run
    from /usr/lib/
  • #9 gtk_main
    from /usr/lib/
  • #10 new_terminal_for_client
  • #11 main
  • #12 __libc_start_main
    from /lib/

Hope that helps :-)
Comment 4 Kjartan Maraas 2002-03-16 08:16:25 UTC
Also what version of gnome-libs are you using?
Comment 5 Thomas Luft 2002-03-16 08:49:07 UTC
The version of gnome-libs is
Comment 6 Kjartan Maraas 2002-06-11 23:04:24 UTC
Please try the latest 1.4.x release of gnome-libs and gnome-core.
Comment 7 Ben FrantzDale 2002-07-29 04:27:09 UTC
*** Bug 85236 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Ben FrantzDale 2002-07-29 04:32:32 UTC
This looks related to bug 77800. Both are dying in zvt_shutdown_subshell.
Comment 9 Kjartan Maraas 2002-08-03 15:54:47 UTC
Could you try the latest gnome-libs and gnome-core and see if that helps?
Comment 10 Kjartan Maraas 2002-08-16 18:34:25 UTC
Can you still see this crash with gnome-libs-1.4.2 and gnome-core-1.4.1?
Comment 11 Kjartan Maraas 2002-10-13 13:31:25 UTC
No feedback. Closing.