gksu crashed with SIGSEGV in gdk_window_set_opacity()

Bug #182629 reported by yannis
This bug affects 274 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GKSu
New
Undecided
Unassigned
gksu (Debian)
New
Undecided
Unassigned
gksu (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned
Nominated for Karmic by Kirill Afonshin
Nominated for Lucid by Linus Hoppe
Xenial
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

can't add new users

ProblemType: Crash
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Jan 13 18:34:36 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gksu
Package: gksu 2.0.0-5ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/gksu --desktop /usr/share/applications/synaptic.desktop -- /usr/sbin/synaptic --hide-main-window --non-interactive -o Synaptic::closeZvt=true --parent-window-id 23068675 --set-selections-file /tmp/tmpeHSTcC
ProcCwd: /home/yaya
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=fr_FR:fr:en_GB:en
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: gksu
Stacktrace:
 #0 0xb7afd24c in gdk_window_set_opacity () from /usr/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
 #1 0xb7f5a96c in ?? () from /usr/lib/libgksu2.so.0
 #2 0x61706573 in ?? ()
 #3 0x00000000 in ?? ()
StacktraceTop:
 gdk_window_set_opacity () from /usr/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
 ?? () from /usr/lib/libgksu2.so.0
 ?? ()
 ?? ()
Title: gksu crashed with SIGSEGV in gdk_window_set_opacity()
Uname: Linux juju-laptop 2.6.24-3-generic #1 SMP Thu Jan 3 23:30:29 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout dip floppy lpadmin netdev plugdev scanner video
SegvAnalysis:
 Segfault happened at: 0xb7afd24c <gdk_window_set_opacity+44>: mov (%edi),%edx
 PC (0xb7afd24c) ok
 source "(%edi)" (0x61706573) not located in a known VMA region (needed readable region)!
 destination "%edx" ok
SegvReason: reading unknown VMA

Revision history for this message
yannis (yannis-lg) wrote :
Revision history for this message
Apport retracing service (apport) wrote : Symbolic stack trace

StacktraceTop:IA__gdk_window_set_opacity (window=0x61706573, opacity=0.5)
fadeout_callback (fadeout=0x83951d8) at libgksu.c:321
g_idle_dispatch (source=0x8393568, callback=0x806bcd0,
IA__g_main_context_dispatch (context=0x8070c60)
g_main_context_iterate (context=0x8070c60, block=1,

Revision history for this message
Apport retracing service (apport) wrote : Symbolic threaded stack trace
Revision history for this message
Apport retracing service (apport) wrote : Stack trace with source code
Changed in gksu:
importance: Medium → High
status: New → Triaged
Revision history for this message
Per Kongstad (p-kongstad) wrote :

Using VMware 6.5 build-99530.

Revision history for this message
Rolando Blanco (rolando) wrote :

[testing intrepid ibex]

I have this error, I did check the syslog file and this one say.

rolando@defiant:~/reporting$ cat /var/log/syslog | grep gdk

Sep 16 08:01:03 defiant kernel: [ 2778.976473] gksudo[6298]: segfault at 616c2f65 ip b7bfc3ac sp bfb54760 error 4 in libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0.1400.1[b7ba3000+88000]

rolando@defiant:~/reporting$

Revision history for this message
Andrea Caminiti (nrayever) wrote :

i was trying to use a more eye friendly color theme for gnome-terminal and it crashed

Revision history for this message
moob (milan-jaros-gmail) wrote :

I was adding/removing applications and it tels me something like: "I can't catch a mouse."

 gksu[26092]: segfault at 616c2f65 ip b7ad8e7c sp bfa3cda0 error 4 in libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0.1400.3[b7a80000+88000]

Revision history for this message
smmalis37 (smmalis37) wrote :

Tried to open Synaptic. Got the "can't catch your mouse" error and the following in syslog:

kernel: [44686.864979] gksudo[24197]: segfault at 736e6153 ip b7ad5e7c sp bfa2ef80 error 4 in libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0.1400.4[b7a7d000+88000]

Revision history for this message
Sokolov Sergey (cleversokol-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

I also have this bug. After boot I clicked on Synaptic icon and error message appeared.

Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha4 amd64

Revision history for this message
bazzdee (bazz-dee) wrote :

Also got this bug. I clicked on synaptic and while administrive program was starting i did other stuff in the ubuntu menu.

Revision history for this message
craigsn@hotmail.com (craigsn-hotmail) wrote :

Yesterday I upgraded form 8.10 to 9.04 Beta. There were a few error messages, but the system seems to work and be stable at the moment. Today, I booted, started update manager to see if there any updates needed, then right clicked on the desktop to change my background image to something else. And that is when the error occurred.

Revision history for this message
mabab (mabab) wrote :

Using System-Update (Aktualisierungsupdate), then error message

Revision history for this message
Sokolov Sergey (cleversokol-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

I tried to block the screen, but missed the icon and pressed the icon of Synaptic instead. Then, pressed block the screen.

When I deblock the screen I saw apport with this bug report ready.

PS amd64 Ubuntu 9.04

Revision history for this message
Paul Jimenez (pjz) wrote :

My machine slowed down and I hadn't noticed so I clicked several places. Then apport showed up telling me about the crash of 'an application'.

also amd64 (Dell 1521 laptop) with 9.04 (pre, I guess)

Kees Cook (kees)
description: updated
Revision history for this message
digc16 (tribletsurvivor) wrote :

My error told me that the terminal in root crashed and I should report it.

Revision history for this message
Irvine (irvine) wrote :

Same as digc16: the terminal in root crashed...
I opened Software Sources.

Revision history for this message
Steve McGrath (smcgrath23) wrote :

I can provide definitive steps to reproduce this, at least on my system:

1) Attempt to launch an administrative app from the menu, something that will use a gksudo prompt
2) Immediately, before gksudo has a chance to appear, click on the main menu and leave it open
3) Gksudo will crash.

There's some interaction with the Gnome menus.

Revision history for this message
Akoley Marc (ekomak) wrote :

I get this error with the same step describe by Steve McGrath

Revision history for this message
Andrey Voronov (voronov84) wrote :

+ 1 on Lucid Lynx amd64

Revision history for this message
siknasa9 (randy-curry666) wrote :

Also got this on Lucid Lynx amd64

Revision history for this message
Nicolas DERIVE (kalon33) wrote :

Still happens into latest Maverick.

Revision history for this message
Tuomas Lähteenmäki (lahtis) wrote :

I was updating applications and it tels me something like: "I can't catch a mouse."

Revision history for this message
dmiranda (dmiranda) wrote :

The bug happens on Precise too.

tags: added: hardy jaunty karmic lucid maverick natty oneiric precise
Revision history for this message
Michał Krawczyk (mkkrawiec) wrote :

Xubuntu 12.04

Revision history for this message
userdce (userdce) wrote :

 on Precise

Revision history for this message
Blair Chasteen (darkstormyrain) wrote :

Installed ntop & htop, restarted laptop, when desktop loaded put in keyring pw then it happened for me
dmesg |tail said [ 125.209561] gksu[2709]: segfault at 4e7 ip 00007fa7ad992f29 sp 00007fff0833fca0 error 4 in libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0.2400.11[7fa7ad921000+ad000]

just reported here -
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gksu/+bug/1041452

Revision history for this message
David Gerard (dgerard) wrote :

Also affected me in Xubuntu 12.10.

Rajiv Shah (rajivshah3)
affects: gksu → ubuntu-ubuntu-server
affects: ubuntu-ubuntu-server → gksu
Simon Quigley (tsimonq2)
tags: removed: hardy jaunty karmic lucid maverick natty oneiric
Revision history for this message
Balint Reczey (rbalint) wrote :

The last release where gksu was present is Xenial.

Changed in gksu (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gksu (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers