Picard freezes X when overlay scrollbars are enabled

Bug #1051231 reported by Lars Düsing on 2012-09-15
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
overlay-scrollbar (Ubuntu)
python-qt4 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

after starting a wireframe shows up, and then a high I/O-load occurs, memory is consumed up to 90%, X-Windows gets completely unusable (freezes), but changing to console (ctrl-alt-f1) is possible - 20-40s after pressing the keys - and instantly I/O-load drops to zero as switching to console happens.
Therefore I think this may be a problem with QT or even X-Windows itself.
There are some errors printed by picard/QT/X-Windows on the running terminal:
(python:5103): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_widget_style_get: assertion `GTK_IS_WIDGET (widget)' failed
{Comment: dozens of that}
QWidget::setMinimumSize: (/MainWindow) The largest allowed size is (16777215,16777215)
{Comment: some of that}
QNativeImage: Unable to attach to shared memory segment.
X Error: BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter) 9
  Major opcode: 62 (X_CopyArea)
  Resource id: 0x0
X Error: BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter) 9
  Major opcode: 62 (X_CopyArea)
  Resource id: 0x0
{Comment: these are the last lines of the log - after that everything freezes}

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: picard 1.0-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-14.18-generic 3.5.3
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-14-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.5.1-0ubuntu7
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Sep 15 13:11:43 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/lib/picard/run
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha i386 (20120724.2)
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.7
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: picard
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Lars Düsing (lars.duesing) wrote :
Lars Düsing (lars.duesing) wrote :


Total DISK READ: 13.58 M/s | Total DISK WRITE: 0.00 B/s
 1190 be/4 root 10.86 M/s 0.00 B/s 82.75 % 0.00 % X :0 -core -auth /var/run/lightdm/root/:0 -nolisten tcp vt7 -novtswitch -background none

(Do I see right, X _reads_ all the time from swap?!? )

no longer affects: picard
Lars Düsing (lars.duesing) wrote :

Problem exists in current git-version of upstream too... So I think pyqt, qt or xf86-server-intel is the problem.

affects: xserver-xorg-video-intel → xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu)
affects: pyqt4 → python-qt4 (Ubuntu)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in picard (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in python-qt4 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Jan Simon (jan-simon) wrote :

Same here, tested with Calibre and bzr-Explorer. Last time this two applications crashed with this kind of failure it was because of python-qt4, if i remember right.

Ricardo Salveti (rsalveti) wrote :

This bug is happening with any python-qt4 based applications, and I believe apport is publishing the bugs at the python-qt4 based applications instead of here.

Changed in python-qt4 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Michael Terry (mterry) wrote :

This seems to be due to overlay-scrollbar. If you run it like:
it works fine.

summary: - on creating main window X gets unusable, memory consumption gets overly
- high, high I/O-Load
+ Picard freezes X when overlay scrollbars are enabled
affects: python-qt4 (Ubuntu) → overlay-scrollbar (Ubuntu)
affects: xserver-xorg-video-intel (Ubuntu) → ayatana-scrollbar
Lars Düsing (lars.duesing) wrote :

Yes, then it works fine.
Any way how to debug it to give some hints?

affects: picard (Ubuntu) → python-qt4 (Ubuntu)
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