gnome-terminal crashes when customizing colors

Bug #212761 reported by Juha Siltala
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNOME Terminal
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs
Won't Fix

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

When having terminal windows open with different profiles, customizing the background color in one of them will crash gnome-terminal and all terminal windows will die.

In my case,
- have a remote irssi screen open in a gnome-terminal window with profile=irssi
- open another terminal with profile=default
- customize the background color of the default profile

--> gnome-terminal will crash.

ProblemType: Crash
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Apr 6 13:09:55 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-terminal
Package: gnome-terminal 2.22.0-0ubuntu1
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdline: gnome-terminal --window-with-profile=irssi --geometry=93x30
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
 #0 0x0807008c in ?? ()
 #1 0x00000000 in ?? ()
 ?? ()
 ?? ()
Title: gnome-terminal crashed with SIGSEGV
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-14-generic i686
UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout dip floppy fuse lpadmin plugdev users video

Tags: apport-crash
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Juha Siltala (topyli) wrote :
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Apport retracing service (apport) wrote : Symbolic stack trace

StacktraceTop:terminal_window_set_fullscreen (window=0x80f5c50, setting=135090256) at terminal-window.c:2224
change_encoding_callback (menu_item=0x0, window=0x80d5050) at terminal-window.c:2652
terminal_window_set_size_force_grid (window=0x0, screen=0x80f5c50, even_if_mapped=1,
update_color_scheme (screen=0xffffffff) at terminal-screen.c:821
terminal_screen_set_font (screen=0x86e5d80) at terminal-screen.c:877

Changed in gnome-terminal:
importance: Undecided → Medium
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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for your bug report. This bug has been reported to the developers of the software. You can track it and make comments here:

Changed in gnome-terminal:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: New → Triaged
Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Unknown → New
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Jouke74 (hottenga) wrote :

I can confirm this bug, but with a slightly different thing: changing the transparency of the background. If I open two terminals in and adjust the effect settings in one of them both crash with a segfault.

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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

fixed on svn trunk, thanks.

Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: New → Invalid
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Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

It would be nice to get the fix in hardy too. Seems to be quite frequent.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun)
Changed in gnome-terminal:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-terminal - 2.25.3-0ubuntu1

gnome-terminal (2.25.3-0ubuntu1) jaunty; urgency=low

  * New upstream version (LP: #316186):
    - Now uses DBus for single instance/factory setup
    - Bugs fixed (LP: #212761, LP: #298426, LP: #258775,
      LP: #279046, LP: #290777, LP: #194065).
  * debian/control{.in}:
    - Bumped build-dependency on libvte-dev to 1:0.19.1.
    - Dropped build-dependency on libgnomeui-dev.
    - Added build-dependency on libdbus-glib-1-dev (>= 0.6).
    - Dropped build-dependency on libxft-dev, as the xft VTE
      backend has gone.
  * debian/patches/01_lpi.patch:
    - New version update.
  * Dropped 05_restore_tab_switching_shortcuts.patch:
    - Merged upstream.
  * debian/patches/99_autoreconf.patch:
    - New version update.
  * debian/copyright:
    - Updated authors.
  * debian/gnome-terminal-data.install:
    - Don't try to install /usr/lib/bonobo, as it no longer exists.

 -- Chris Coulson <email address hidden> Sun, 11 Jan 2009 21:42:27 +0000

Changed in gnome-terminal:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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Uncle Pedro (peter.a.h.peterson) wrote :

It would be really great if we could get this in Hardy... for me, this is a major stability issue because I have to change my color scheme almost daily because of bad office lighting. It is incredibly frustrating to have all of your terminals die because of a simple color scheme change. Users who aren't aware of the problem could kill important/long-running processes.

Changed in gnome-terminal:
importance: Unknown → Critical
status: Invalid → Expired
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Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

Hardy has seen the end of its life and is no longer receiving any updates. Marking the Hardy task for this ticket as "Won't Fix".

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu Hardy):
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
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