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Bug 163757

Summary: Dia/evolution/redhat-update hangs cause no new windows
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Steve Wall <stevewallone>
Component: metacityAssignee: Søren Sandmann Pedersen <sandmann>
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Description Flags
xses from /tmp
xses from /tmp
/tmp/xses none

Description Steve Wall 2005-07-20 20:37:11 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050524 Fedora/1.0.4-4 Firefox/1.0.4

Description of problem:
While using dia the application froze. I selected the "closed window". Received application not responding, force quit dialog. I selected force quit and the application terminated. After which I was unable to start any new applications. Couldn't bring up the desktop menu. Couldn't use the toolbars. The applications that were running still functioned. This also occurred using evolution. If evolution froze, it caused the same behavior after I killed evolution.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run dia or evolution until it hangs.
2. Kill the app
3. Attempt to start another app.

Actual Results:  See description

Additional info:

Comment 1 Steve Wall 2005-07-21 14:08:37 UTC
It just happened again when I dismissed the redhat update window. The window
froze, I selected the "close" icon, received the window not responding dialog,
force quit. Brought up the desktop menu. Selected "open terminal" which froze
the desktop menu. Selected "Logout" from the toolbar, which froze the toolbar.

Comment 2 Caolan McNamara 2005-07-21 14:28:44 UTC
if it happens with dia and evolution it's probably a generic thing, and not
specific to either.

Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-07-21 20:27:16 UTC
Hmm.  Existing apps still work, just new ones won't start?

I wonder if it's something silly like running out of diskspace or something...
I've noticed before things seem to fall apart when that happens.

Do you have any files in /tmp that start with xses-{your username} ?  if so can
you attach them?

Comment 5 Steve Wall 2005-07-22 13:55:14 UTC
Created attachment 117058 [details]
xses from /tmp

Comment 6 Steve Wall 2005-07-22 13:56:08 UTC
Created attachment 117059 [details]
xses from /tmp

Comment 7 Steve Wall 2005-07-22 13:58:27 UTC
[swall@ptlinux tmp]$ df -k
Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
                      25254236  19744492   4226880  83% /
/dev/hda2               101105     38332     57552  40% /boot
none                    516764         0    516764   0% /dev/shm

Comment 8 Steve Wall 2005-07-22 16:14:57 UTC
Happened again. This time I was saving an attachment from evolution. I navigated
to the directory I wanted to save in, clicked save and the save dialog froze.
I'm attaching the latest xses.

Comment 9 Steve Wall 2005-07-22 16:16:20 UTC
Created attachment 117071 [details]

Comment 10 Søren Sandmann Pedersen 2006-09-08 01:07:16 UTC
Does this still happen? 

If it does, could you try starting a new application from a terminal, and run it
under strace like this:

    strace -o logfile  gedit

then attach the logfile here.