Crashes on FreeBSD 5.3 using RC2

Jakob Breivik Grimstveit jakob at
Mon Dec 27 00:58:13 CET 2004

Erik Harrison wrote:

> On Tue, 21 Dec 2004 03:21:49 +0100, Jakob Breivik Grimstveit
> <jakob at> wrote:
>> I have for a while now used the ports-patch to get RC1 of Xfce 4.2
>> running, but it has been very buggy. I just now downloaded the
>> installer from and changed my .xinitrc to point to
>> $HOME/local/bin/startxfce4 and everything seems to start up nicely.
>> However, just as in RC1 using the ports patch, using either the panel
>> or right-clicking the desktop makes the application in question crash.
>> Path to runlog:
>> <>
> Disclaimer: I'm just a user . . . 

Aren't we all? :-)

> By, application in question, what do you mean? Looks like all the
> running apps loose their X connection - does X crash or hang?

It is terminated by myself with Ctrl+Alt+Backspace since the panel crashed
and leaves me with no other ways to exit. Thus the usable output is up to
line containing:

"** (xfce4-panel:8750): CRITICAL **: Could not save xml file
I/O error : Bad file descriptor"

> Are any other apps usable?

Yes. Using Pan, Evolution, Firefox, and many others.

> What can you do before right clicking that
> works? Is it only right clicking on the desktop that causes the crash?

Correct. I can for example right click, select Terminal - and the terminal
pops up. But any subsequent rightclicks on desktop does not work since
it's dead.

Same goes for panel. Clicking one application button/icon makes it launch
the application, but then the panel dies/vanishes.

> On another note, you really should listen to this line in the log
> _IceTransmkdir: Owner of /tmp/.ICE-unix should be set to root
> Recent versions of will not start if this isn't fixed (if  I
> recall correctly) for security reasons

Thanks, will look into that as well.

Any other clues what might causing this crash? Will try out RC3 tomorrow,
but suspect same problem to appear.

Jakob Breivik Grimstveit,, +47 48298152

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