gnome-terminal crashed with SIGSEGV after hiting ctrl+o

Bug #408745 reported by Grzegorz Sterniczuk on 2009-08-04
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Gnome Virtual Terminal Emulator
Fix Released
vte (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

After hiting ctrl+o gnome-terminal dies.

ProblemType: Crash
Architecture: i386
CrashCounter: 1
Date: Tue Aug 4 10:09:42 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-terminal
Package: gnome-terminal
ProcCmdline: gnome-terminal
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-4.23-generic
 Segfault happened at: 0xd65a1e: mov %edx,0x4(%esi)
 PC (0x00d65a1e) ok
 source "%edx" ok
 destination "0x4(%esi)" (0x00000004) not located in a known VMA region (needed writable region)!
SegvReason: writing NULL VMA
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
 ?? () from /usr/lib/
 ?? () from /usr/lib/
 ?? () from /usr/lib/
 ?? () from /usr/lib/
 ?? () from /usr/lib/
Title: gnome-terminal crashed with SIGSEGV
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-4-generic i686
UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout dip floppy fuse lpadmin mythtv plugdev vboxusers video

Grzegorz Sterniczuk (dzikus) wrote :

StacktraceTop:_vte_terminal_cleanup_tab_fragments_at_cursor (
vte_sequence_handler_cursor_character_absolute (
_vte_terminal_handle_sequence (terminal=0x9fc5fe0,
vte_terminal_process_incoming (terminal=0x203001)
time_process_incoming (terminal=0x9fc5fe0)

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: removed: need-i386-retrace

Thanks for the report, it looks like a vte issue, will send upstream, thanks for reporting.

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
status: New → Confirmed
affects: gnome-terminal (Ubuntu) → vte (Ubuntu)
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

I've sent this upstream at: ; Thanks for reporting.

Changed in vte (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
summary: - gnome-terminal crashed with SIGSEGV after hiting ctrl+o (save in
- nano!!!)
+ gnome-terminal crashed with SIGSEGV after hiting ctrl+o
visibility: private → public
Changed in vte:
status: Unknown → New
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

This has been fixed upstream now, Thanks for reporting.

Changed in vte (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package vte - 1:0.21.5-0ubuntu1

vte (1:0.21.5-0ubuntu1) karmic; urgency=low

  * New upstream version (LP: #419808)
    - Finish ring rewrite. Scrollback buffer consumes ten times less
      memory now, and better, doesn't allocate from the heap, so closing
      tabs actually releases memory.
    - Remove another stale assert()
    - Oops, use the right map decoding function is iso2022 code
    - Really fix the ring this time
    - Enable g_assert(). May trigger some bogus ones now. Please report.
    - gnome terminal crashes with glibc detected
    - Redesigning the vte buffer ring is going on. Please report any misbehavior
    - gnome-terminal crashed with SIGSEGV after hiting ctrl+o (LP: #408745)
    - text mode program rendering is strange in cjk locale.
    - bashisms in shell scripts
  * Update DEB_DH_MAKESHLIBS_ARGS_ALL in debian/rules
  * debian/patches:
    - remove 01_bashisms.patch: taken upstream
    - refresh 90_autoreconf.patch

 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Tue, 22 Sep 2009 10:32:48 +0200

Changed in vte (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Changed in vte:
importance: Unknown → Critical
status: New → Fix Released
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