[Xfce 4.8] - Panels Are Unstable And Crash Frequently ?

Jesse Palser SLNTHERO at AOL.com
Sat Feb 11 12:22:57 CET 2012

On 2/10/2012 8:56 PM, Andrzej wrote:
> On 02/11/2012 09:35 AM, Jesse Palser wrote:
> > [Xfce 4.8] - Panels Are Unstable And Crash Frequently ?
> Jesse, this's obviously a bug but I (and I guess most of others) 
> haven't seen it before.
> Can you please help us find it?
> You will need:
> - install *-dbg packages (anything like xfce4*-dbg or libxf*-dbg, 
> libexo*-dbg, xfconf-dbg, perhaphs also libgtk*-dbg etc.)
> - press "Alt-F2" and type "xterm" (or any other terminal), don't start 
> it from the panel.
> - while in the terminal, type "xfce4-panel -q" - this will close the 
> panels.
> - type: "gdb xfce4-panel"
> Now you have the panel running inside a debugger. Do the actions you 
> need to reproduce the crash.
> Once the panel has crashed, type "bt" in the terminal with gdb and 
> copy/paste the result into a bugzilla.xfce.org report (preferably) or 
> here.
> Thanks,
> Andrzej
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I tried to perform the debugging instructions you wrote.
I get as far as typing "gdb xfce4-panel", but the panels do not show?
Here is a screenshot:  

What am I doing wrong?
I did install the "*-dbg" packages and ran "xterm" by typing "Alt+F2".


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