Comment 82 for bug 1163886

Also confirm this error is present in Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 final release. I just installed it, updated everything and, sometimes, software-center crashes. Only first time it crashed it offered to send a crash reports; following times it just crashes. This is what I get if run software-center on the prompt and it crashes:

2013-10-21 09:51:12,019 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None'
2013-10-21 09:51:12,394 - softwarecenter.region - WARNING - failed to use geoclue: 'org.freedesktop.DBus.GLib.UnmappedError.GeoclueErrorQuark.Code1: Geoclue master client has no usable Address providers'
2013-10-21 09:51:12,558 - softwarecenter.backend.reviews - WARNING - Could not get usefulness from server, no username in config file
2013-10-21 09:51:12,561 - softwarecenter.plugin - INFO - activating plugin '<module 'webapps_activation' from '/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/plugins/webapps_activation.pyc'>'
2013-10-21 09:51:12,567 - softwarecenter.fixme - WARNING - logs to the root logger: '('/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gi/importer.py', 51, 'find_module')'
2013-10-21 09:51:12,567 - root - ERROR - Could not find any typelib for LaunchpadIntegration
2013-10-21 09:51:12,597 - softwarecenter.db.pkginfo_impl.aptcache - INFO - aptcache.open()

(software-center:11780): Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'software-center' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter)'.
  (Details: serial 2052 error_code 9 request_code 62 minor_code 0)
  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
   To debug your program, run it with the GDK_SYNCHRONIZE environment
   variable to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped)

This is what I get when it does not crashes:

2013-10-21 09:52:51,043 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None'
2013-10-21 09:52:51,239 - softwarecenter.region - WARNING - failed to use geoclue: 'org.freedesktop.DBus.GLib.UnmappedError.GeoclueErrorQuark.Code1: Geoclue master client has no usable Address providers'
2013-10-21 09:52:51,416 - softwarecenter.backend.reviews - WARNING - Could not get usefulness from server, no username in config file
2013-10-21 09:52:51,417 - softwarecenter.plugin - INFO - activating plugin '<module 'webapps_activation' from '/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/plugins/webapps_activation.pyc'>'
2013-10-21 09:52:51,421 - softwarecenter.fixme - WARNING - logs to the root logger: '('/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gi/importer.py', 51, 'find_module')'
2013-10-21 09:52:51,420 - root - ERROR - Could not find any typelib for LaunchpadIntegration
2013-10-21 09:52:51,449 - softwarecenter.db.pkginfo_impl.aptcache - INFO - aptcache.open()
2013-10-21 09:52:52,911 - softwarecenter.fixme - WARNING - logs to the root logger: '('/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/utils.py', 271, 'get_title_from_html')'
2013-10-21 09:52:52,911 - root - WARNING - failed to parse: '<div style="background-color: #161513; width:1680px; height:200px;">
 <div style="background: url('/site_media/exhibits/2013/09/AAMFP_Leaderboard_700x200_1.jpg') top left no-repeat; width:700px; height:200px;"></div>
</div>' ('ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xa0' in position 70: ordinal not in range(128))
2013-10-21 09:52:57,621 - softwarecenter.region - WARNING - failed to use geoclue: 'org.freedesktop.DBus.GLib.UnmappedError.GeoclueErrorQuark.Code1: Geoclue master client has no usable Address providers'
2013-10-21 09:52:59,085 - softwarecenter.db.utils - INFO - software-center-agent finished with status 0

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 final twice in the same machine and both times software-center crashed. Machine is a Dell XPS 15 (L521x). Haven't tried any workaround yet. I prefer to wait and see bug is corrected (after all, when it crashes, I relaunch it and it usually works the second time). Thanks to the developers working on this bug.