compiz.real crashed with SIGSEGV in exit()

Bug #122941 reported by compucoder on 2007-06-29
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
libcompizconfig (Ubuntu)
Medium
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: compiz

Desktop Effects was on, tried to turn it off but the button always indicated it was off so I clicked the turn on again regardless. It did turn them off and crashed out.

ProblemType: Crash
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Jun 28 21:03:33 2007
Disassembly: 0xb797ac40:
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/compiz.real
NonfreeKernelModules: cdrom
Package: compiz-core 1:0.5.1+git20070626-0ubuntu3
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/compiz.real --ignore-desktop-hints --sm-disable --replace gconf ccp
ProcCwd: /home/ron
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_CA.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: compiz
Stacktrace:
 #0 0xb797ac40 in ?? ()
 #1 0xb7c019d9 in exit () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6
 #2 0xb7beaec4 in __libc_start_main () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6
 #3 0x08051151 in _start ()
StacktraceTop:
 ?? ()
 exit () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6
 __libc_start_main () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6
 _start ()
Title: compiz.real crashed with SIGSEGV in exit()
Uname: Linux ron-laptop 2.6.22-7-generic #1 SMP Mon Jun 25 17:33:14 GMT 2007 i686 GNU/Linux
UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout dip floppy lpadmin netdev plugdev powerdev scanner video

compucoder (roncr) wrote :

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Thank you for the bug report. Also, please answer these questions:

* Is this crash reproducible?
* If so, which are the steps that lead to it?

This will greatly aid us in tracking down your problem.

Changed in compiz:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Incomplete

Hi:

It was reproducible yesterday. Since then I have
rebooted the PC. I currently am unable to reproduce.

This happed write after I updated to Tribe2. ( before logout/logon or
reboot )
-Sorry, that's all I have to offer on it.

Regards
Jitz

Jérôme Guelfucci wrote:
> Thank you for the bug report. Also, please answer these questions:
>
> * Is this crash reproducible?
> * If so, which are the steps that lead to it?
>
> This will greatly aid us in tracking down your problem.
>
> ** Changed in: compiz (Ubuntu)
> Importance: Undecided => Medium
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
>

Thanks, I will wait for more feed back.

sno (sno-squee) wrote :

I had exactly the same issue, desktop effects was enabled after installing the nvidia-glx driver and restarting X. Clicking 'enable desktop effects' caused the above error, but i am unable to reproduce, clicking the button again disables / enables desktop effects fine and does not error anymore.

James Clemence (jvc26) wrote :

I too have had this error, this is now the third repeat of the same issue, I have an ATI Radeon 9800, using the open source drivers, compiz works normally, but with the gnome-compiz-manager trying to enable the desktop effects it throws up two boxes of 'keep previous settings' and then proceeds to throw up the crash report.
Il

Joseph Piché (josephpiche) wrote :

I'm setting this bug to confirmed because this bug happened to me, and obviously many other people.

Changed in compiz:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed

I have also seen this issue on an AMD64 with a Nvidia 6200.

Just to add another datapoint.

Bogdan Butnaru (bogdanb) wrote :

It happens to me too, on an Intel video card. It happened when I tried to "restart" compiz with "compiz --replace" (it was working OK, just wanted to reload some settings), then when I tried the same thing using the "Desktop Effects" applet.

skotti (jsk-priv) wrote :

Me too / CCing myself

zed_rhodes (rose-ej) wrote :

Me too - turned on and off Desktop Effects, then back on again to see difference. Went to close the window but then it crashed out. Intel card. HP Pavilion zt3000 laptop. But the desktop effects are still working. Im still a relative newb and feel if it aint broke dont fix it and if its just a little bit broke let the experts fix it so i hope u dont mind if i do not try to break it again :-p Thanks guys for workin so hard to make a great product. I dont have much money so Ubuntu is a great product and I am very thankful for you folks.

PS - Now note I was using Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 1 - a few days ago, maybe even yesterday, I did a bunch of updates so Im not sure if Im on Tribe 2 or not. I believe my type of card is "ATI Radeon" and/or "nvidia"

cement_head (andorjkiss) wrote :

Hey Zed,

To find out about your hardware, try SYSTEM>PREFERENCES>HARDWARE INFORMATION

Your video card will be listed there, likely as an AGP, PCI, or PCIe, or other "slot" type device.

- CH

Hugo Melo (hugo-melo) wrote :
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In my shell the message was it:
hugo@ganesha: ~$desktop-effects
nvidia hardware not available

***MEMORY-WARNING***: desktop-effects[5405]: GSlice: g_thread_init() must be called before all other GLib functions; memory corruption due to late invocation of g_thread_init() has been detected; this program is likely to crash, leak or unexpectedly abort soon...
Checking for Xgl: not present.
Checking for texture_from_pixmap:
***MEMORY-WARNING***: gtk-window-decorator[5418]: GSlice: g_thread_init() must be called before all other GLib functions; memory corruption due to late invocation of g_thread_init() has been detected; this program is likely to crash, leak or unexpectedly abort soon...
not present.
Trying again with indirect rendering:
Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present.
Checking for non power of two support: present.
Checking for Composite extension: present.
Converting gconf plugin list: ''
Checking for nVidia: not present.
Checking for Xgl: not present.

***MEMORY-WARNING***: gtk-window-decorator[5455]: GSlice: g_thread_init() must be called before all other GLib functions; memory corruption due to late invocation of g_thread_init() has been detected; this program is likely to crash, leak or unexpectedly abort soon...

***MEMORY-WARNING***: metacity[5460]: GSlice: g_thread_init() must be called before all other GLib functions; memory corruption due to late invocation of g_thread_init() has been detected; this program is likely to crash, leak or unexpectedly abort soon...
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Error: 'gconf' plugin must be loaded after 'glib' plugin
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Error: Can't activate 'gconf' plugin due to dependency problems

***MEMORY-WARNING***: [5456]: GSlice: g_thread_init() must be called before all other GLib functions; memory corruption due to late invocation of g_thread_init() has been detected; this program is likely to crash, leak or unexpectedly abort soon...
Backend : gconf
Integration : true
Profile : default
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Adding plugin firepaint (firepaint)
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Adding plugin opacify (opacify)
Adding plugin imgjpeg (imgjpeg)
Adding plugin png (png)
Adding plugin switcher (switcher)
Adding plugin svg (svg)
Adding plugin put (put)
Adding core settings (General Options)
Adding plugin scale (scale)
Adding plugin zoom (zoom)
Adding plugin extrawm (extrawm)
Adding plugin video (video)
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Adding plug...

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buan (buan) wrote :

I clicked on the "Enable Desktop Effects" button, on the "Desktop Effects" tab under Preferences: Appearance, after the system had finished booting.

The indication from the button (pressed/not pressed) is working for me (now showing pressed).

After the crash popped up I enabled the "Enable extra effects" option on the same tab, and everything seems to be working fine".

I'm running tribe 3 i386 LiveCD. CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3200+, 512MB RAM. ATI Radeon 9200 graphics card.

Jeroen Maris (jealma) wrote :

I had this bug today after installing the Nvidia 100.14.11 driver. I rebooted and the resolution of gdm and my desktop was set to 1024x768, while it should be 1280x1024. I then noticed that some new effects were in place and I then looked at the desktop effects tab of the appearance window. Desktop effects were enabled and when clicking to disable my computer crashed. Got totally no response, ctrl+alt+backspace did not work anymore. After a hard reset I logged in again and apport indicated a problem, the same as described above. I have all updates since 07-23-2007 installed, so the bug is still present.

Travis Watkins (amaranth) wrote :

Your system lockup is caused by the 100.14.11 driver. It's horribly broken.

Nightwing (deadmatrix) wrote :

Oh really? I didn't even examine the logs enough to have even thought of
that at all. Any word on the prior version[s] of the Nvidia driver in
conjunction with Beryl on Feisty/Gutsy?

Thanks very much! Appreciate the two cents big time!

--Kevin McClelland
<email address hidden>

Travis Watkins wrote:
> Your system lockup is caused by the 100.14.11 driver. It's horribly
> broken.
>
>

Travis Watkins (amaranth) wrote :

I was talking to Jeroen but if you have the 100.14.11 driver and have a compiz crash lock your whole system then the driver is to blame for the system lockup. This crash appears to have something to do with session management and the ccp plugin.

Nightwing (deadmatrix) wrote :

Interesting. Any signs of the problem with Beryl? And as far as Compiz
is concerned, is it applicable to not just the origonal Compiz releases
but Compiz-Fusion as well? Thanks again!

Travis Watkins wrote:
> I was talking to Jeroen but if you have the 100.14.11 driver and have a
> compiz crash lock your whole system then the driver is to blame for the
> system lockup. This crash appears to have something to do with session
> management and the ccp plugin.
>
>

Travis Watkins (amaranth) wrote :

Compiz Fusion is just some addons for compiz, that question doesn't make sense.

Nightwing (deadmatrix) wrote :

No it doesn't make sense to me either when you put it that way. I was
always under the impression that Compiz-Fusion was the output of Compiz
and Beryl's merger in a early alpha form. Quite interesting to learn
other wise. Thanks for setting the record straight for me!

Travis Watkins wrote:
> Compiz Fusion is just some addons for compiz, that question doesn't make
> sense.
>
>

Nightwing (deadmatrix) wrote :

It didn't occur to me that I was litterally commenting back to the bug itself. I guess I ended up subscribed somehow and got a seperate email with the bugs in the newest Nvidia driver and thought it was a personal email, and I replied as just that with Thunderbird2, LOL, Talk about a blonde moment. Sorry for the confusion on my part. Feel free to remove this and my other posts if they are found as irrelevent. It's all good either way.

Shirish Agarwal (shirishag75) wrote :
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shirish@Mugglewille:~$ desktop-effects
nvidia hardware not available
Checking for Xgl: gtk-window-decorator: Screen 0 on display ":0.0" already has a decoration manager; try using the --replace option to replace the current decoration manager.
not present.
Checking for texture_from_pixmap: not present.
Trying again with indirect rendering:
Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present.
Checking for non power of two support: present.
Checking for Composite extension: present.
Converting gconf plugin list: ''
Checking for nVidia: not present.
Checking for Xgl: not present.
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Error: 'gconf' plugin must be loaded after 'glib' plugin
/usr/bin/compiz.real (core) - Error: Can't activate 'gconf' plugin due to dependency problems
Backend : gconf
Integration : true
Profile : default
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Adding plugin annotate (annotate)
Adding plugin neg (neg)
Adding plugin wobbly (wobbly)
Adding plugin winrules (winrules)
Adding plugin video (video)
Adding plugin text (text)
Adding plugin scaleaddon (scaleaddon)
Adding plugin cube (cube)
Adding plugin png (png)
Adding plugin group (group)
Adding plugin scale (scale)
Adding plugin animation (animation)
Adding plugin reflex (reflex)
Adding plugin snap (snap)
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Adding core settings (General Options)
Initializing core options...done
Initializing winrules options...done
Initializing video options...done
Initializing imgjpeg options...done
Initializing move options...done
Initializing switcher options...done
Initializing decoration options...done
Initializing svg options...done
Initializing ring options...done
Initializing place options...done
Initializing extrawm options...done
Initializing put options...done
Initializing expo options...done
Initializing zoom options...done
Initializing resize options...done
Initializing animation options...done
Initializing reflex options...done
Initializing snap options...

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Shirish Agarwal (shirishag75) wrote :

the same crash happened to me intel 845 GLM chipset board. using the older driver on gutsy tribe. explicitly not using the newer driver as that is supposed to be not compatible with this.

unixnewbie (darfsten) wrote :

I am having this occur when I merely start up Gutsy Tribe 3. I installed it from the latest cd available at ubuntu website via torrent. Then last night there were like more 60 some updates. I don't know if that did something to screw up what I mention below. The compiz thing has been NOT starting right from the get go.

ALso what was very weird about this is that none of my gnome-panels appeared at all. I could do an alt-f2, then enter sudo killall gnome-panel and then they finally appeared. Here is dmesg and syslog if that helps.

urho (vonturha) wrote :

having same problem, after checking my restricted drivers option there is following: driver: lirc_gpio enabled but status is :not in use. in feisty all i got when trying to use restricted drivers was you do not need use these. my laptop uses ATI IGP 340M

rhY (rhy) wrote :

I AM able to run compiz-fusion, but not at start up. I just hit alt+F2,
and type compiz --replace &

Presto, got compiz running. Quick and dirty fix, but I got's to have my
eye candy!!

rhY
> I am having this occur when I merely start up Gutsy Tribe 3. I installed
> it from the latest cd available at ubuntu website via torrent. Then last
> night there were like more 60 some updates. I don't know if that did
> something to screw up what I mention below. The compiz thing has been
> NOT starting right from the get go.
>
> ALso what was very weird about this is that none of my gnome-panels
> appeared at all. I could do an alt-f2, then enter sudo killall gnome-
> panel and then they finally appeared. Here is dmesg and syslog if that
> helps.
>
> ** Attachment added: "compiz_crash_log"
> http://launchpadlibrarian.net/8648803/_usr_bin_compiz.real.1000.crash
>
>

Krešo Kunjas (deresh) wrote :

i noticed that this crash was happening because i already had a compiz --replace in session. When i removed it all worked like a charm, and since then have no problems with it ( now i have activated it in Appearance settings Desktop Effects)

Changed in compiz:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Travis Watkins (amaranth) wrote :

libcompizconfig (0.0+git20070725-0ubuntu2) gutsy; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/02_fix_crash_at_exit.patch:
    - Fix compiz crash caused by ccp when compiz exits (LP: #122941)

 -- Travis Watkins <email address hidden> Wed, 08 Aug 2007 10:02:05 -0500

Changed in libcompizconfig:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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