[XFCE4] XFCE4 is crashing

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at xfce.org
Thu Sep 19 09:47:26 CEST 2002


If X dies, it's probably because xfwm4 dies (assuming that you run xfwm4
as the main X client)

Interesting enough, the problem doesn't show here. Can you provide me
with a core dump, or even better a backtrace ?

This said, make sure you perform a "make distclean" before the
"./configure" when you build xfwm4. I've seen problems coming from that.


On Thu, 2002-09-19 at 00:40, Xavier MAILLARD wrote:
> Hi,
> Well I don't really know why but when I start xfce4, I only have the
> panel displayed. Up to this all is ok :)
> The problem comes whenever I try to configure the panel and uncheck the
> box "Keep on top".
> The crash occurs when no other windows are displayed. So unchecking the
> box leads 100% to a crash (X restarting).
> I tried the same thing but after having opened another window (actually
> an xterm), I uncheck the box "Keep panel on top" and magically it
> worked.
> I try to see where the bugs could occurs but I couldn't find the origin.
> It seems (but I am not sure) that the problem is happening in the
> function void set_window_type_dock(GtkWidget * window, gboolean set) of
> wmhint.c
> Problem is I don't have enough knowledge to play with that file as it is
> related to the freedekstop standards (I don't know for the
> moment). Please somebody can confirm that he/she gets the same thing and
> where does it occur.
> Thanx.
> zeDek
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