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Bug 596747 - Assertion failure in meta_prefs_get_workspace_name()
Summary: Assertion failure in meta_prefs_get_workspace_name()
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: metacity
Version: 13
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Whiteboard: abrt_hash:91b489cec45b0fe2879af971986...
: 585724 595020 596754 603561 615400 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-27 12:44 UTC by lpineau
Modified: 2011-06-27 16:48 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2011-06-27 16:48:14 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
File: backtrace (deleted)
2010-05-27 12:44 UTC, lpineau
no flags Details

Description lpineau 2010-05-27 12:44:49 UTC
abrt 1.1.0 detected a crash.

architecture: i686
Attached file: backtrace
cmdline: metacity
component: metacity
crash_function: raise
executable: /usr/bin/metacity
global_uuid: 91b489cec45b0fe2879af971986ee050fdaa886d
package: metacity-2.30.0-2.fc13
rating: 4
reason: Process /usr/bin/metacity was killed by signal 6 (SIGABRT)
release: Fedora release 13 (Goddard)

I manage a bunch of servers and I configured my display with 24 workspaces, one for every server. Usually with previous versions of Fedora (12 and before) there were no problems using that many workspaces. I tried with 6, 12, 15 and 18 workspaces. At 18 and over, metacity starts crashing.


How to reproduce
1. Increate the number of workspaces beyong 15
2.Logout/login again

Comment 1 lpineau 2010-05-27 12:44:50 UTC
Created attachment 417226 [details]
File: backtrace

Comment 2 Owen Taylor 2010-07-08 18:11:20 UTC
*** Bug 596754 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Owen Taylor 2010-07-08 18:31:07 UTC
*** Bug 603561 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 4 Owen Taylor 2010-07-08 18:42:33 UTC
*** Bug 585724 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Owen Taylor 2010-07-08 18:43:54 UTC
*** Bug 595020 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Owen Taylor 2010-07-16 17:43:38 UTC
*** Bug 615400 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 7 Michael Schwendt 2010-07-16 18:40:23 UTC
How to reproduce
1. gconftool-2 -s --type int /apps/metacity/general/num_workspaces 20
2. CTRL+Alt+CURSOR-RIGHT  at least once
3. crash

Comment 8 Colin Adams 2010-11-27 10:25:47 UTC
I have this too.

I routinely have 21 workspaces on Fedora 12.
After a new installation with Fedora 14 (but retaining the old /home) I got this problem. I had to use the gconftool-2 illustrated in this bug report to change it to 15 to stop the respeated crash.

Comment 9 Gabriel Donnell 2011-01-18 13:48:14 UTC
I encountered this issue also on Fedora 14.

I use Red Hat and Fedora for years through RHEL 5 & Fedora 10 with GNOME Desktop Sessions that have at least 18 to 24 Workspaces. I manage several RHEL Systems in Data Centers around the World. Hence, I have become extremely dependent on using several Workspaces.

I would like to get a solution to this soon. If there is anything I can do to assist, then please let me know. I have a lot of Programming Experience.

Comment 10 Jan Kratochvil 2011-01-18 14:04:07 UTC
I use gconf-editor and fill up the name_XX entries up to 24 by hand in:
IIRC one can run gconf-editor without a window manager.

Comment 11 Bug Zapper 2011-06-02 13:15:23 UTC
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Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2011-06-27 16:48:14 UTC
Fedora 13 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2011-06-25. Fedora 13 is 
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