xfce terminal crashes and returns me to login screen

Bug #99927 reported by Rob M on 2007-04-01
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xfce4-terminal (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

When starting the terminal application the system crashes and returns me to the login screen. I tried to reinstall the terminal application but this made no difference. Fiesty BETA Xubuntu

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Sun Apr 1 14:53:20 2007
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 7.04
Uname: Linux pc 2.6.20-13-generic #2 SMP Sun Mar 25 00:21:25 UTC 2007 i686 GNU/Linux

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/FindRightPackage . I have classified this bug as a bug in xfce4-terminal.

Rob M (robmegee) wrote :

I saw another post by someone else that looked like the same issue. They had the i810 chipset also.

Rob M (robmegee) wrote :

I installed Gnome terminal and it works fine.

ck (ck77) wrote :

I can confirm this bug with xfce4-terminal in Xubuntu Feisty official fully upgraded as of 21 Apr 07. I have a i810 chipset as well.

Changed in xfce4-terminal:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed

I've encountered the same bug, but with a SiS 6326 instead of an i810. I just wrote about it in a comment (which I'm largely duplicating here) on bug #91849. And I do believe there may well be a bug in Xorg, in the X server (as well as any bug there might be in xfce4-terminal or elsewhere in Xfce).

I have a SiS 6326, rather than an i810, and xfce4-terminal in Xubuntu 7.04 crashes the X server. As my saved Xfce session included an xfce4-terminal window, it was a bit of a problem! So, via one of the virtual terminals, I installed Gnome as a temporary alternative. In one Gnome session, I opened an xfce4-terminal and the X server didn't crash. But when opened in Xfce, the X server does crash. The Gnome terminal doesn't crash the X server in either Gnome or Xfce.

I do believe there may well be a bug in Xorg, in the X server, as its log reported a "Fatal server error". (Just because the X server's crashed by xfce4-terminal and not Gnome's terminal doesn't mean there isn't a bug in Xorg. Bugs just don't have to be that well-behaved.) The tail end of the log is pasted at http://paste.ubuntu-nl.org/16529/ . Surely X clients such as xfce4-terminals should not be causing "Fatal server error"s and crashing the X server. It just looks like a bug in the X server to me, that xfce4-terminal under Xfce is managing to trigger.

Oh, and it's Xubuntu 7.04, the actual release, installed as a distribution upgrade to 6.10. (I did the upgrade two days ago, on the very day 7.04 was released.)

Richard Corner (rcorner) wrote :

I have the same problem on Xubuntu 7.04, release version: when I start the Terminal from the Applications menu it does not appear; instead I am thrown out of XFCE and then back to the Xubuntu login screen. This was not a problem on Xubuntu 6.10.

The OS was upgraded from Xubuntu 6.10 via the Xubuntu Alternate CD, and all online updates have been applied since then. The graphics controller is reported by Sysinfo as "Intel Corporation 82810E DC-133 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller] (rev 03) (prog-if 00 [VGA])". The Xorg version is reported as "7.2.0 (04 April 2007)". The kernel is reported as "2.6.20-15-generic (#2 SMP Sun Apr 15 07:36:31 UTC 2007)". Processor is an Intel Pentium III (Coppermine), 667MHz.

I don't know if it's related but since upgrading to 7.04 I occasionally see a corrupted screen in place of the Xubuntu login screen (although I can't see anything I can still enter my username and password and get to an uncorrupted XFCE desktop).

skellgs (skellygs) wrote :

I am experiencing the same problem...

xubuntu 7.04 (stable release) default install
Toshiba Satellite 2100CDT laptop (stock except RAM & ethernet)
  - uses S3 ViRGE/MX vga
  - 190MB RAM
  - 3Com 3cCFE575BT cardbus ethernet

So far seems like everything else I tried works ok but I have not been up long ;)

It's been a while since I have run into such a rude X crash!

Brandon Hartshorn (go--cart91) wrote :

Same problem too. Mostly fresh install of Feisty - not beta, first release. I don't have much info, but it's a Hewlett Packard Pavilion 6735, 190Mb ram. I think it's the exact same computer as "Richard Corner's" above. 600Mhx... I also used the alternate CD.

Gremnebulin (peterdjones) wrote :

Same problem, non-beta version and a machine with i810 chipset.

Richard Corner (rcorner) wrote :

Attaching the Xorg log file from my latest XFCE Terminal crash.

Legio (daniel-promixa) wrote :

I Installed XUbuntu on an IBM Thinkpad 600X

lspci gave (NeoMagic Corporation NM2360 MagicMedia 256ZX) for the VGA slot.

I did change the color to 16 bits from 24 and then I could launch the terminal.

I also have xubuntu installed on an PC with the Intel i810 chipset. I can verify Legio's comment about changing the color depth in xorg.conf from 24 to 16 allowing the terminal to work.

Bertl (frettchen) wrote :

I had the same problems with my pretty old Simens Labtop, (Xubuntu 7.04 and Intel 82815 Chipset) changing the color depth to 16bit worked fine for me.
There had also been some display problems, with Open Office for example, they are also gone now.

Alexander V (sashainkiev) wrote :

it is because of 119_ubuntu_enable_composite.diff
in xorg_xserver_core

--- xorg-server-1.2.0/os/utils.c.orig 2007-02-26 11:08:08.000000000 +0100
+++ xorg-server-1.2.0/os/utils.c 2007-02-26 11:08:21.000000000 +0100
@@ -138,7 +138,7 @@
 #ifdef COMPOSITE
  /* COMPOSITE is disabled by default for now until the
   * interface is stable */
- #define COMPOSITE_DEFAULT FALSE
+ #define COMPOSITE_DEFAULT TRUE
 _X_EXPORT Bool noCompositeExtension = !COMPOSITE_DEFAULT;
 #endif

Vladimir Hidalgo (vlad88sv) wrote :

Same problem here with an i810 chipset :(

Section "Device"
        Identifier "Intel Corporation 82810E DC-133 CGC [Chipset Graphics Controller]"
        Driver "i810"
        BusID "PCI:0:1:0"
EndSection

Any workaround?

Carlos, please see the previous comments to this bug entry. There is a
workaround that involves changing a configuration in your xorg.conf file.

On 8/14/07, Carlos Vladimir Hidalgo Durán <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> *** This bug is a duplicate of bug 91849 ***
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/91849
>
> Same problem here with an i810 chipset :(
>
> Section "Device"
> Identifier "Intel Corporation 82810E DC-133 CGC [Chipset
> Graphics Controller]"
> Driver "i810"
> BusID "PCI:0:1:0"
> EndSection
>
> Any workaround?
>
> --
> xfce terminal crashes and returns me to login screen
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/99927
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of a duplicate bug (via bug 91849).
>

Vladimir Hidalgo (vlad88sv) wrote :

Yes sorry for not reading before and thanks for pointing it out =).

XFCE4-Terminal is working with the Xorg.conf modification.

Compaq Presario 500LA <- So this topic come up if somebody searches for this

Jim Campbell (jwcampbell) wrote :

:) I'm glad it is working for you.

On 8/14/07, Carlos Vladimir Hidalgo Durán <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> *** This bug is a duplicate of bug 91849 ***
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/91849
>
> Yes sorry for not reading before and thanks for pointing it out =).
>
> XFCE4-Terminal is working with the Xorg.conf modification.
>
> Compaq Presario 500LA <- So this topic come up if somebody searches for
> this
>
> --
> xfce terminal crashes and returns me to login screen
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/99927
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of a duplicate bug (via bug 91849).
>

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