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Bug 231170 - gnome-terminal dies at startup with 'BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)'
Summary: gnome-terminal dies at startup with 'BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)'
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cairo
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Carl Worth
QA Contact:
: 231145 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-06 16:57 UTC by Tom London
Modified: 2018-04-11 08:59 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-03-20 19:46:59 UTC

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Description Tom London 2007-03-06 16:57:06 UTC
Description of problem:
Latest xorg-x11-server/drv-810 packages: gnome-terminal fails at start up with

The program 'gnome-terminal' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)'.
  (Details: serial 1135 error_code 8 request_code 72 minor_code 0)
  (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.)

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

How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Adam Jackson 2007-03-06 19:04:04 UTC
Do you get the same error when attempting to run 'gnome-terminal --sync' ?

Comment 2 Tom London 2007-03-07 13:58:50 UTC
Yes, I get the same error.  No difference in behavior.

Comment 3 Adam Jackson 2007-03-07 17:18:39 UTC
Hmm.  Request code 72 is XPutImage, which has delightfully vague conditions
under which it can return BadMatch.  Lovely.

The only obvious thing I can think of is trying to start g-t with
XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1.  That and backrevving g-t or vte.  But I can't see any
obvious changes to the X server between 1.2.0-1 and now that would introduce new
BadMatch conditions for PutImage.

Comment 4 Tom London 2007-03-07 18:00:30 UTC
Cool.  Works with XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 with only warnings about fonts:

(gnome-terminal:3946): Vte-WARNING **: Can not find appropiate font for
character U+4e00.

(gnome-terminal:3946): Vte-WARNING **: Can not find appropiate font for
character U+4e8c.

(gnome-terminal:3946): Vte-WARNING **: Can not find appropiate font for
character U+4e09.

(gnome-terminal:3946): Vte-WARNING **: Can not find appropiate font for
character U+56db.

(gnome-terminal:3946): Vte-WARNING **: Can not find appropiate font for
character U+4e94.

(gnome-terminal:3946): Vte-WARNING **: Can not find appropiate font for
character U+ac00.

(gnome-terminal:3946): Vte-WARNING **: Can not find appropiate font for
character U+ac01.

(gnome-terminal:3946): Vte-WARNING **: Can not find appropiate font for
character U+ac04.

(gnome-terminal:3946): Vte-WARNING **: Can not find appropiate font for
character U+ac08.

(gnome-terminal:3946): Vte-WARNING **: Can not find appropiate font for
character U+ac10.

A (perhaps spurrious) point: changing the version of server/drv packages and
restarting the desktop doesn't appear to 'work'.  That is, logging off/logging
on has different behavior from rebooting.

Something else I can try to help this?

Comment 5 Tom London 2007-03-07 18:03:48 UTC
Tried reverting to an earlier vte, get this afterwards:

gnome-terminal: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open
shared object file: No such file or directory

missing dependency or something?

Comment 6 Thomas J. Baker 2007-03-07 21:25:03 UTC
I just installed rawhide on my laptop this morning with intel video and get the
same error. Disabling desktop-effects makes gnome-terminal work. So it seem like
a server problem.

Comment 7 Tom London 2007-03-08 00:15:26 UTC
Uhhhh this problem seems to have gone away for me with today's Rawhide update.

Not obvious to me what 'fixed' this......

Comment 8 Tom London 2007-03-08 00:39:53 UTC
Sorry, premature.  Still failing with the same message.....

Comment 9 Aurelien Bompard 2007-03-09 12:09:11 UTC
This only happens when Compiz or Beryl is the window manager. If I start
gnome-terminal with metacity, and activate Compiz/Beryl afterwards,
gnome-terminal works fine.

Comment 10 sangu 2007-03-20 03:36:55 UTC
Please See :

Maybe cairo bug?

Comment 11 Carl Worth 2007-03-20 19:46:59 UTC
(In reply to comment #10)
> Please See :

Yes, that looks like it's exactly the bug. And it's fixed in cairo 1.4.2 which I
just sent off to be built in Fedora.


Comment 12 Matěj Cepl 2007-03-20 20:44:33 UTC
*** Bug 231145 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 13 Didier 2009-11-25 13:35:17 UTC
I am experiencing this exact same bug again with FC12 (proprietary nVidia, compiz) when starting gnome-terminal from remote sessions.

- Package versions :

- Relevant xorg.conf entries :
Option	    "AIGLX" "on"
Driver      "nvidia"
Option	    "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option	    "Composite" "Enable"

The problem is circumvented by prepending "XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1" to the command line, e.g. :
[user@remote ]$ XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1 gnome-terminal

See also :

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