vino kills gnome-panel when "Allow other users to view your desktop" deselected

Bug #567465 reported by Michał Karnicki on 2010-04-20
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
vino (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: vino

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu lucid (development branch)
Release: 10.04

$ apt-cache policy vino
  Installed: 2.28.2-0ubuntu2
  Candidate: 2.28.2-0ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 2.28.2-0ubuntu2 0
        500 lucid/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

3) I deselected "Allow other users to view your desktop" and just wanted to turn vino off.

4) Instead, it shut down and killed also gnome-panel (I checked with $ ps ax|grep gnome-panel)

Please let me know if you need more data on that. I'm aware this report may be far from complete.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Please try to obtain a backtrace following the instructions at and upload the backtrace (as an attachment) to the bug report. This will greatly help us in tracking down your problem.

Changed in vino (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Michał Karnicki (karni) wrote :

I'm having problem fetching package vino with debug symbols along the steps from the wiki Sebastien has provided,

Err lucid-security/main Packages
  404 Not Found

Therefore the backtrace is useless. What's more, I'm having problems with tracing the problem - vino doesn't crash when it kills gnome-panel, and when I attached gdb to gnome-panel, it said that program exited normally. This seems to be a tough bug for a novice debugger. If there's a need, I can share my desktop with a trusted developer to see into the problem (and no, I don't do that usually ;) but this is way to hard to trace for me).

=== ! ===

Important notice: before deselecting "Allow users to view your desktop" the lower box "Allow other users to control ..." has to be selected. If not, deselecting the first checkbox doesn't cause gnome-panel to terminate.

Joseph Price (pricechild) wrote :

I'm also encountering this. Sebastien could you simply open up vino-preferences & tick "allow others to..." on and off and confirm that yes, it does infact happen for you?

Following the page you give me, stall in the same place...

$ apt-cache policy vino
  Installed: 2.28.2-0ubuntu2
  Candidate: 2.28.2-0ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 2.28.2-0ubuntu2 0
        500 lucid/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
pricey@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install vino-dbgsym=2.28.2-0ubuntu2
[sudo] password for pricey:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package vino-dbgsym

Changed in vino (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
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