awesome crashes when using awful.util.spawn() on startup

Bug #1176862 reported by Philipp Specht on 2013-05-06
This bug affects 9 people
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awesome (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When using awful.util.spawn() in ~/.config/awesome/rc.lua to automatically start programs on login, awesome crashes and sends the user back to the login manager.
In 12.10, with awesome 3.4.13-1, awful.util.spawn() worked fine. Also, when using awful.util.spawn_with_shell() in 13.04, the problem does not appear. I was able to consistently reproduce this behaviour on multiple machines.

The following error is logged in ~/.xsession-errors:

X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
  Major opcode of failed request: 12 (X_ConfigureWindow)
  Resource id in failed request: 0x0
  Serial number of failed request: 951
  Current serial number in output stream: 957


Ubuntu 13.04 (fresh install)
awesome 3.4.14-1

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in awesome (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Richard Hansen (rhansen) on 2013-07-08
tags: added: badwindow
description: updated
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