gnome-flashback crashed with SIGABRT() in g_assertion_message()

Bug #1639616 reported by Thomas Mayer on 2016-11-06
This bug affects 1 person
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gnome-flashback (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I get this error from time to time. To this day, I could not figure out which action leads to the problem. I just get notified about the error (see screen shot) but besides that I do not notice any negative effects. My system still runs smoothly even if the error appears.

The error appears in the middle of a session most of the time. In rare cases it appears directly after suspend/resume. I believe it does not appear after a clean boot, but I'm not so sure about that. I have the impression that there might be a side effect of suspend/resume which makes this error more likely to happen.

I have continouosly let ubuntu's error reporting proceed, but so far nothing has improved for months.

I also found some issues via launchpad which are somehow similar, but either classified as duplicates or closed because of missing feedback. However, this particular error still happens on up-to-date ubuntu 16.04.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: gnome-flashback 3.18.2-1ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-45.66-generic 4.4.21
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-45-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sun Nov 6 20:05:02 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-11-29 (708 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140722.2)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gnome-flashback
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-06-15 (144 days ago)

Thomas Mayer (thomas303) wrote :
Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57) wrote :

This bug would be more informative, if you enabled proper crash reporting as described on

Anyway, on there are two popular entries that may match your bug. Both are related to the monitor manager. I am attaching stack traces for both of them.

Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57) wrote :
Dmitry Shachnev (mitya57) wrote :

I should also add that both these crashes happen on 16.04 only, not on 16.10.

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