[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#528318: xfce4-terminal: terminal always segfaults when starting

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Tue May 12 05:37:14 UTC 2009

On mar, 2009-05-12 at 14:49 +1000, Ian MacKinnell wrote:

> The XFCE4 terminal emulator suddenly ceased to work when I upgraded to 
> the latest version (0.2.12.-1) and has not worked since. I have been 
> using xterm as a workaround.
> When I try to start xfce4-terminal from a command prompt, it segfaults 
> instantly. No window appears. Example session:
>     $xfce4-terminal
>     Segmentation fault
>     $

Can you provide a backtrace, with debugging symbols?

> This problem occurs on my work desktop PC, where the details below come 
> from. It also occurs on my home desktop PC (running Debian squeeze, all 
> packages up-to-date) and on my laptop running Xubuntu (the problem 
> occurred on that machine when I updated to Jaunty Jackelope).
> All three machines happen to have Intel graphics chipsets of various 
> kinds and all run X with xserver-xorg-video-intel.

Do you have some weird config on all three? Do you use compositing?
I definitely can't reproduce, neither on lenny or sid.
You may want to try gnome-terminal too and see if it breaks too.

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