Mutter crash crashes gnome-terminal

Bug #641628 reported by Hernando Torque on 2010-09-17
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: unity

if mutter crashes while a gnome-terminal is running, the terminal will crash too:

Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'gnome-terminal' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)'.
  (Details: serial 3256 error_code 3 request_code 18 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 --sync command line
   option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
aborting...

I'm not sure when this started but it wasn't always that way. I tested other applications (gedit, chromium, nautilus, xchat) and they don't crash.

I used bug 595452 as a feature to crash mutter, but it doesn't seem to matter how/why mutter crashes, eg. https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/641335/comments/5

Sorry if I picked the wrong package.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: unity 0.2.40-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.32-generic 2.6.35.4
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Sep 17 23:04:25 2010
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: unity

Hernando Torque (htorque) wrote :
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

this might not actually be a bug in unity. this comment https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-terminal/+bug/622521/comments/5 says the crash happened with a crash of gnome-shell (?). there is another bug reported against gnome-terminal marking this duplicate and opening a unity task there.

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