[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#496277: Bug#496277: xfce4-menu-plugin segfaults, causing xfce-panel to exit on startup

Matsche matsche at play-pla.net
Tue Aug 26 11:06:57 UTC 2008

OK, this is my last try to replay to this bug... :/
the behavior of the groups is not understandable for me.

Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On dim, 2008-08-24 at 16:03 +1000, Ian MacKinnell wrote:
>> If I open the desktop menu by right-clicking on the desktop
>> background, the menu works OK unless I pass over "Graphics" or 
>> "Games", at which point the menu instantly disappears instead of 
>> displaying the
>> submenu, and all my desktop icons disappear, and I have to press 
>> Alt-F2 to get
>> a prompt to run xfce-setting-show, go to Desktop Preferences and 
>> switch back on "Allow XFCE to manage the desktop". In other words, 
>> the menu
>> is crashing AND causing a configuration change on the XFCE desktop.
> The menu crashes and makes xfdesktop crashes. I guess you have dirty
> menu entries, or something like that. Could you show us what entries you
> have in this categories? 

I think it depends on some xml-svg-stuff.
In my case, the panel crashes with error message

(xfce4-menu-plugin:10967): Gdk-WARNING **: GdkWindow 0x4000003
unexpectedly destroyed
The program 'xfce4-menu-plugin' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)'.
  (Details: serial 154 error_code 3 request_code 18 minor_code 0)
  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
   To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
   option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error()

After some timespending dumpstering i found an launcher entry with:

[Entry 0]
Comment=Interpreter for several adventure games

after commenting (#) the icon line it works.

>> All this happened as a result of a daily dist-upgrade on Friday night 
>> (22 Aug) AEST.
> Could you show use what got upgraded?
The packages are:


I hope it helps.


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