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

Ian MacKinnell ianm at judcom.nsw.gov.au
Tue May 12 04:49:32 UTC 2009

Package: xfce4-terminal
Version: 0.2.12-1
Severity: grave
Justification: renders package unusable

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:

    Segmentation fault

If I click on the XFCE desktop menu option "Open Terminal Here" I see a 
popup window that says: "Failed to execute default Terminal Emulator" 
and underneath "Input/output error."

(NOTE: /etc/alternatives/x-terminal-emulator symlinks to 

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.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages xfce4-terminal depends on:
ii  exo-utils                     0.3.101-1  Utility files for libexo
ii  libatk1.0-0                   1.24.0-2   The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                         2.9-4      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libdbus-1-3                   1.2.12-1   simple interprocess 
messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2              0.80-4     simple interprocess 
messaging syst
ii  libexo-0.3-0                  0.3.101-1  Library with extensions for 
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.20.0-2   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0                   2.16.1-2   The GTK+ graphical user 
ii  libstartup-notification0      0.10-1     library for program launch 
ii  libvte9                       1:0.20.1-1 Terminal emulator widget 
for GTK+
ii  libx11-6                      2:1.2.1-1  X11 client-side library
ii  libxfce4util4                 4.6.1-1    Utility functions library 
for Xfce

Versions of packages xfce4-terminal recommends:
ii  dbus-x11                      1.2.12-1   simple interprocess 
messaging syst

xfce4-terminal suggests no packages.

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