empathy assert failure: empathy: ../../src/xcb_io.c:528: _XAllocID: Assertion `ret != inval_id' failed.

Bug #916000 reported by Erick John Cuevas on 2012-01-13
This bug affects 13 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
empathy (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Yesterday after running update and upgrade, empathy was uninstalled, i think dependency issues, i just installed empathy from terminal today after running update again. but after a few browsing with empathy, apport pop-up and send me to this bug report.

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: empathy 3.3.3-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-8.15-generic 3.2.0
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-8-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.90-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
AssertionMessage: empathy: ../../src/xcb_io.c:528: _XAllocID: Assertion `ret != inval_id' failed.
CrashCounter: 1
Date: Fri Jan 13 20:28:16 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/empathy
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha i386 (20111129.1)
ProcCmdline: empathy
Signal: 6
SourcePackage: empathy
 __kernel_vsyscall ()
 raise () from /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
 abort () from /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
 __assert_fail () from /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6
 _XAllocID () from /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libX11.so.6
Title: empathy assert failure: empathy: ../../src/xcb_io.c:528: _XAllocID: Assertion `ret != inval_id' failed.
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo

 __GI___assert_fail (assertion=0x61c419 "ret != inval_id", file=0x61c38a "../../src/xcb_io.c", line=528, function=0x61c49e "_XAllocID") at assert.c:81
 _XAllocID (dpy=0x878f048) at ../../src/xcb_io.c:528
 XCreatePixmap (dpy=0x878f048, d=46145705, width=256, height=256, depth=32) at ../../src/CrPixmap.c:56
 _cairo_xlib_surface_create_similar (abstract_src=0x919db00, content=CAIRO_CONTENT_COLOR_ALPHA, width=256, height=256) at /build/buildd/cairo-1.10.2/src/cairo-xlib-surface.c:393
 _cairo_surface_create_similar_scratch (other=0x919db00, content=CAIRO_CONTENT_COLOR_ALPHA, width=256, height=256) at /build/buildd/cairo-1.10.2/src/cairo-surface.c:461

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: removed: need-i386-retrace
Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please answer these questions:

* Is this reproducible with empathy 3.3.4?
* If so, what specific steps should we take to recreate this bug?
marking incomplete for time being.
This will help us to find and resolve the problem.

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) wrote :

ahh i guess i have also seen this crash today but i dont know how to recreat it..confirming for now because it has dup and i guess enough info in stacktrace

Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) wrote :

so i am going to upstream it now people you subscribe to upstream bug and than comment there.

visibility: private → public
Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in empathy:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
Changed in empathy:
status: New → Incomplete

To me, this bug just occured, after I logged out from a session - and then logged in to a new session. I didn't start empathy in the actual session, but the crash reporter showed up, so I guess the crash occured because of the old session. Maybe empathy wasn't able to close completely before?

Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) wrote :

answer the developer at upstream bug

Changed in empathy:
status: Incomplete → Expired
tags: added: quantal
Changed in empathy:
importance: Medium → Critical
status: Expired → New
Bilal Shahid (s9iper1) on 2012-09-15
Changed in empathy (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → High
tags: added: bugpattern-needed
Changed in empathy:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in empathy:
status: Incomplete → Expired
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