xfce4-appfinder crashed with SIGSEGV in g_type_check_instance_cast()

Bug #1016671 reported by Elizabeth K. Joseph on 2012-06-22
This bug affects 59 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xfce4-appfinder (Ubuntu)
Lionel Le Folgoc

Bug Description

Here's what I did:

Launched xfce4-appfinder from the default bottom panel, launched gimp from it.

Logged out.

Logged back in, and crash report symbol appeared in the top panel.

I still seem to be able to launch appfinder without a problem.

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: xfce4-appfinder 4.10.0-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-1.1-generic 3.5.0-rc3
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-1-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.2.5-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Jun 22 11:06:00 2012
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/xfce4-appfinder
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 12.10 "Quantal Quetzal" - Alpha amd64 (20120622)
ProcCmdline: xfce4-appfinder
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 Segfault happened at: 0x7f97cd6608f0 <g_type_check_instance_cast+16>: mov (%rdi),%rax
 PC (0x7f97cd6608f0) ok
 source "(%rdi)" (0xaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa) not located in a known VMA region (needed readable region)!
 destination "%rax" ok
SegvReason: reading unknown VMA
Signal: 11
SourcePackage: xfce4-appfinder
 g_type_check_instance_cast () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgobject-2.0.so.0
 ?? ()
 ?? () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgobject-2.0.so.0
 g_signal_emit_valist () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgobject-2.0.so.0
 g_signal_emit () from /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgobject-2.0.so.0
Title: xfce4-appfinder crashed with SIGSEGV in g_type_check_instance_cast()
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm cdrom dip lpadmin plugdev sambashare sudo

Elizabeth K. Joseph (lyz) wrote :

 g_type_check_instance_cast (type_instance=0xaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, iface_type=iface_type@entry=80) at /build/buildd/glib2.0-2.33.2/./gobject/gtype.c:3994
 xfce_appfinder_window_icon_theme_changed (window=0x7f97d199c010) at appfinder-window.c:1452
 _g_closure_invoke_va (closure=0x7f97d1b4acd0, return_value=0x0, instance=0x7f97d1980080, args=0x7fff90759a48, n_params=0, param_types=0x0) at /build/buildd/glib2.0-2.33.2/./gobject/gclosure.c:840
 g_signal_emit_valist (instance=0x7f97d1980080, signal_id=<optimized out>, detail=0, var_args=var_args@entry=0x7fff90759a48) at /build/buildd/glib2.0-2.33.2/./gobject/gsignal.c:3207
 g_signal_emit (instance=<optimized out>, signal_id=<optimized out>, detail=<optimized out>) at /build/buildd/glib2.0-2.33.2/./gobject/gsignal.c:3352

Changed in xfce4-appfinder (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
tags: removed: need-amd64-retrace
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in xfce4-appfinder (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

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

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

tags: added: iso-testing
Blair Chasteen (darkstormyrain) wrote :

Running ubuntu-studio live from my dvd-ram drive. I hit alt-f2 to bring up app finder then I got the crash report notification.

Linux ubuntu-studio 3.5.0-9-lowlatency #8-Ubuntu SMP PREEMPT Thu Aug 9 16:53:37 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Mark Preston (emarkpreston) wrote :

Powered up computer. First thing that happened after entering my password and watching XFCE desktop come on-screen is the error message: Sorry, Ununtu 12.04 has experienced an internal error. If you notice further problems, try restarting the computer.

I then click "Continue" to send a report. I have done this now nearly a dozen times. I'm not complaining. I'm only confused.

Forest (foresto) wrote :

You're not the only one, Mark. On xubuntu 12.10, xfce4-appfinder crashes for me about a dozen times a day, both at login and often when I hit Alt+F2 to run a command by name. Ubuntu's crash UI appears each time, but I have no idea whether the reports we send are being seen.

Kai Blin (kai.blin) wrote :

Still present in today's 13.04 beta

tags: added: raring
Changed in xfce4-appfinder (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Lionel Le Folgoc (mrpouit)
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package xfce4-appfinder - 4.10.0-1ubuntu1

xfce4-appfinder (4.10.0-1ubuntu1) raring; urgency=low

  * debian/patches/01_fix-crash-detach-icon-theme.patch: added, fix 'invisible'
    crash on logout. lp: #1016671
 -- Lionel Le Folgoc <email address hidden> Sat, 16 Mar 2013 22:43:28 +0100

Changed in xfce4-appfinder (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Shiki (shiki) wrote :

The fixed package should be pushed into Quantal as well.
(I uploaded the patched version into my personal PPA as soon as Nick replied and didn't have a crash ever since.)

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