gnome-terminal crashed with signal 7

Bug #146399 reported by joel barlkey
18
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)
Medium
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

Worked this AM before dist. upgrade. Don't know how to provide further information, but I am willing with guidance.

ProblemType: Crash
Architecture: amd64
CrashCounter: 1
Date: Fri Sep 28 12:25:46 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-terminal
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: gnome-terminal 2.18.2-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: amd64
ProcCmdline: gnome-terminal
ProcCwd: /home/simplej
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
Signal: 7
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
StacktraceTop:
 ?? () from /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
 ?? () from /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
 ?? () from /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
 ?? () from /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
 ?? () from /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
Title: gnome-terminal crashed with signal 7
Uname: Linux Knubbins 2.6.22-12-generic #1 SMP Sun Sep 23 20:03:18 GMT 2007 x86_64 GNU/Linux
UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout dip floppy lpadmin netdev plugdev powerdev scanner video

Revision history for this message
joel barlkey (joetaxpayer) wrote :
Revision history for this message
Apport retracing service (apport) wrote : Symbolic stack trace

StacktraceTop:?? ()
?? ()
?? ()
?? ()
?? ()

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
Revision history for this message
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report. Please try to obtain a backtrace http://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingProgramCrash and attach the file to the bug report. This will greatly help us in tracking down your problem.

Changed in gnome-terminal:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Incomplete
Revision history for this message
joel barlkey (joetaxpayer) wrote :
Revision history for this message
joel barlkey (joetaxpayer) wrote :

oops I mean...

Revision history for this message
joel barlkey (joetaxpayer) wrote :

I ran update just now, and terminal still crashes. I tried reinstalling it, but still the same. I reran the backtrace just in case it contains different information. Could this be anyway related to the evolution crash I reported?

Revision history for this message
jgm (jim-mcdee) wrote :

Seeing this problem as well, not fixed with upgrade to 2.6.22-13, let me know if you need any additional information.

Revision history for this message
hpstg (michael-tsopeis) wrote :

I have the same problem and it is not yet fixed. I just get a Bus Error (Core Dumped) whenever I try to run gnome-terminal. Gutsy is fully updated.

Revision history for this message
Cristian (cristianrosa) wrote :

I'm having the same problem, "bus error". I attach a backtrace of the gnome-terminal execution.

Revision history for this message
EMenifee (elijahcmenifee) wrote :

I was also running into this problem I will attach my strace,backtrace,and valgrind files. I was eventually able to rectify this problem by going through my /var/log/dpkg.log and backing out changes(using apt-get to remove and downgrade packages) untill it worked again. At that point I was able to redo the apt-get update; apt-get upgrade to get back to the latest glibc and then reinstalled all the extra packages one by one.. Eventually I got all my dev packages reinstalled with gnome-terminal working. I suspect it was an undetected lib error on upgrade/install between libc6 and some dev packages that was causing gnome-terminal to bus error.

The commands required to fix this for me was(note I have combined multiple apt-get install lines at the end into a single install line since there was no problem with any of the individual packages):

sudo apt-get remove libsdl1.2-dev
(was not allowing downgrade of libc package untill I first removed it)
sudo apt-get install libc6=2.6.1-1ubuntu9
(downgrade of recent libc update, also removed additional dev libs see remove_packages details, at this point gnome-terminal was working again)
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
(upgraded back to libc6 2.6.1-1ubuntu10 with gnome-terminal still working, I thought for sure it was an error in glibc since that is about when it stopped working)
sudo apt-get install libsdl-dev libsdl-console-dev libsdl-gfx1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsdl-mixer1.2-dev libsdl-net1.2-dev libsdl-sound1.2-dev libsdl-stretch-dev libsdl-ttf2.0-dev libsmpeg-dev libsdl1.2-dev g++ ghc6 libaa1-dev libasound2-dev libesd0-dev libaudiofile-dev libhdf4g-dev libdirectfb-dev libpng12-dev libxft-dev libtiff4-dev libfontconfig1-dev libfreetype6-dev zlib1g-dev libcaca-dev libslang2-dev openalpp-cvs-doc libosgal-cvs-dev libopenalpp-cvs-dev libvorbis-dev libflac-dev libogg-dev libmikmod2-dev libglu1-xorg-dev libglu1-mesa-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libexpat1-dev libreadline5-dev libncurses5-dev libjpeg62-dev ubuntu-minimal libc6-i686 libstdc++6-4.1-dev libc6-dev g++-4.1
(NOTE I installed each of these one at time testing gnome-terminal afterward to find the culprit)

Revision history for this message
jimmclaughlin (jomclaughlin) wrote :

EMenifee,
I blindly followed your instructions and they worked for me. Thank you! (Not sure why they worked, but am happy they did)

Revision history for this message
Peter Kese (peter-kese) wrote : Unable to run xterm from Gnone

I am having the same 'gnome-terminal' problem, except my computer is far away in a server room, so I am using NX client to log into it.

So today my gnome-terminal stopped working and I found out there is no way to start any other terminal (e.g. xterm) or any other command whatsoever anywhere in the gnome GUI. Even windows provide a 'Run...' option in the Start menu so one can access the command line.

Ugh, I haven't had any problems with ubuntu in the last 2 years, but lately I get bitten almost daily (broken parted, ldconfig, now this, ...).

Anyways, thanks to everyone for everything and good luck.

Revision history for this message
EMenifee (elijahcmenifee) wrote :

Peter,
I do not know if NX client remotly changes anything, but under gnome in a local xsession ALT-F2 brings up the Run Application dialog, where you can type in xterm (assuming xterm is installed). Note be sure NOT to have the 'Run in terminal' checkbox selected, since gnome-terminal is broken it would not launch....You might also try to slogin from another machine to diagnose the gnome-terminal issue...You can also right click on the panel, select 'Add to Panel'. In the dialog choose 'Custom Application Launcher', Choose Type: 'Application', Name: xterm, Command: /usr/bin/xterm.
.

Revision history for this message
Alberto Scotti (albertoscotti) wrote :

Peter,
I had this problem too since last update.
If you need a terminal you could also install "konsole" (the kde console tool): it works for me (yet you have to install kde deps packages which may not be a viable option for you, if the machine you're using is a server and/or you want to keep it "clean")

Revision history for this message
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Can someone please try to obtain a valgrind log following the instructions at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Valgrind and attach the file to the bug report. This will greatly help us in tracking down your problem.

Revision history for this message
Chris Lasher (chris.lasher) wrote :

Here's a Valgrind report.

Revision history for this message
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Thanks in advance.

Revision history for this message
jonathan (new-jonathan) wrote : Re: [Bug 146399] Re: gnome-terminal crashed with signal 7

It was resolved unknowingly :) after multiple reinstallations...

On Sat, Aug 2, 2008 at 3:21 AM, Pedro Villavicencio <email address hidden>wrote:

> Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make
> Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been
> any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue
> for you? Thanks in advance.
>
> --
> gnome-terminal crashed with signal 7
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/146399
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>

Revision history for this message
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

ok thanks for the feedback, closing the bug.

Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
To post a comment you must log in.