Thunar crashed with SIGSEGV in g_slice_alloc()

Bug #218838 reported by dancer58 on 2008-04-17
This bug affects 25 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
thunar (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: thunar

thunar crashed while deleting files

uname -a
Linux asus 2.6.24-16-generic #1 SMP Thu Apr 10 13:23:42 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux
thunar version 0.9.0-4ubuntu

ProblemType: Crash
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Apr 17 14:15:18 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/Thunar
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: thunar 0.9.0-4ubuntu2
PackageArchitecture: i386
ProcCmdline: Thunar
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: thunar
 g_slice_alloc () from /usr/lib/
 pango_font_description_copy_static ()
 ?? () from /usr/lib/
 ?? ()
 ?? () from /lib/tls/i686/cmov/
Title: Thunar crashed with SIGSEGV in g_slice_alloc()
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-16-generic i686
UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout dip floppy fuse lpadmin plugdev sambashare video
 Segfault happened at: 0xb77c3e60 <g_slice_alloc+624>: mov (%ecx),%eax
 PC (0xb77c3e60) ok
 source "(%ecx)" (0x736e6f69) not located in a known VMA region (needed readable region)!
 destination "%eax" ok
SegvReason: reading unknown VMA

dancer58 (dancer581) wrote :

StacktraceTop:pango_font_description_copy_static (desc=0x8261500)
pango_fc_font_map_load_fontset (fontmap=0x8297068,
pango_font_map_load_fontset (fontmap=0x8297068,
itemize_state_process_run (state=0xbff3d9f0)
pango_itemize_with_base_dir (context=0x84229b0,

Changed in thunar:
importance: Undecided → Medium
Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) 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?
Can you try with latest Ubuntu release?
Can you describe your hardware, please? What is the cpu (32-bit or 64-bit); how much memory do you have?
Thanks in advance.

Changed in thunar:
assignee: nobody → charlie-tca
status: New → Incomplete
dancer58 (dancer581) wrote :

I am on the latest Hardy 8.04 release
cpu is intel 6400 core duo//// 32 bit with 1g of memory

I have occasional hang ups when opening folders on both Thunar and Nautilus.
i have to X out (forse quit). It will repeat on the same folder untill I reboot some of the time.
I am not sure this is the same problem as above


Charlie Kravetz (charlie-tca) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug and any supporting documentation. Since this bug has enough information provided for a developer to begin work, I'm going to mark it as confirmed and let them handle it from here. Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better!

dancer58, could you see if Bug 231923 is the issue with copy and paste, and add to it if it is the problem you are having? Thanks again!

Changed in thunar:
assignee: charlie-tca → nobody
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
dancer58 (dancer581) wrote :

It seems to be the same problem. When I wrote the above (2008-07-19), I was not copying from Nautilus to Thunar. I have had it happen on Nautilus by itself several times.

Kees Cook (kees) on 2009-09-16
description: updated
Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit) wrote :

Should be fixed in natty. If you can still reproduce this crash on natty and Xfce 4.8, please file a new bug with apport. Thanks.

Changed in thunar (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu Package testing tracker.

A list of all reports related to this bug can be found here:

tags: added: package-qa-testing
mrDoctorWho (mrdoctorwho) wrote :

Thunar crashed in 14.04 also with same error but when it was idle. No devices was monted and thunar window was inactive or minimized

martin suc (martin-suc) wrote :

In Ubuntu 13.10 repeatedly happened. Definitely not fixed.

Karim Rekik (wkrekik) wrote :

Thunar crashed after I clicked on "open with another application" on right click menu (it was a powerpoint .ppt file).
Xubuntu 14.04 (dev) 32 bit

tags: added: string-fix
tags: added: trusty
tags: removed: string-fix
Daniel (hackie) wrote :

Same problem here, trusty 64bit xubuntu. There are some things which I believe can be responsible for this, but not reliably reproducible:

- changing files of the displayed folder, for example deleting/creating/renaming files very frequently (>20/s) using a script
- displaying a folder where files (mpeg or tar) are growing (because of recording or download)
- i also recognized that when displaying a folder and use sorting and some files are selected, and then changes on the file system result in a different sorting, the selection changes to different files. maybe the cause of our creash is somewhere in this area

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