[Pkg-xfce-devel] "wildbush" xfwm4 theme - RC?

Jordan Metzmeier titan8990 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 21 04:09:56 UTC 2010

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I was recently looking through the various xfwm4 themes that will be
released with squeeze. I found that the wildbush theme exposes a bug in
xserver that causes xserver to crash. After the crash, xserver will fail
to start until the theme is changed back to something else (for many
inexperienced users, this will mean whipping their configs completely).

I think the only way to avoid having this have this happen to users in
squeeze is to remove that particular theme. I don't see the xserver bug
(which is report upstream), to get fixed before the squeeze release,
because I don't think in the perspective of the debian-x team, it will
be release-critical.

What do you all think about me filing an RC to have this theme removed
as a work around?

More information on the bug:



/etc/gdm/Xsession: Beginning session setup...
/usr/bin/startxfce4: X server already running on display :0
<stdin>:1:3: error: invalid preprocessing directive #Those
<stdin>:2:3: error: invalid preprocessing directive #or
<stdin>:3:3: error: invalid preprocessing directive #Xft
<stdin>:4:3: error: invalid preprocessing directive #Xft
xrdb:  "Xft.hinting" on line 9 overrides entry on line 6
xrdb:  "Xft.hintstyle" on line 11 overrides entry on line 7
Unknown option --singleton
Run 'bluetooth-applet --help' to see a full list of available command
line options.

** (xfce4-session:3099): WARNING **: Unable to launch
"/usr/lib/gnome-volume-manager/gnome-volume-manager --sm-disable"
(specified by autostart/gnome-volume-manager.desktop): Failed to execute
child process "/usr/lib/gnome-volume-manager/gnome-volume-manager" (No
such file or directory)

(polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:3120): GLib-GObject-WARNING **:
cannot register existing type `_PolkitError'

(polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:3120): GLib-CRITICAL **:
g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed
xfdesktop[3112]: starting up
xfce4-settings-helper is already running
xfce4-session: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X
server :0.0.
xfsettingsd: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X
server :0.0.
xfce4-panel: Fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server :0.0.
Thunar: Fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server

xorg log:

X.Org X Server 1.7.7
Release Date: 2010-05-04
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux x86_64 Debian
Current Operating System: Linux debtop 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Fri Oct 15
00:56:30 UTC 2010 x86_64
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-amd64
root=UUID=a72c51d2-23f5-4b18-9887-1fa187e0adc5 ro quiet
Build Date: 20 September 2010  06:14:18PM
xorg-server 2:1.7.7-7 (Julien Cristau <jcristau at debian.org>)
Current version of pixman: 0.16.4
	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Oct 19 22:03:58 2010
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
SELinux: Disabled on system, not enabling in X server
resize called 1280 800
AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad no synaptics event device found
Query no Synaptics: 6003C8
(EE) AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad Unable to query/initialize
Synaptics hardware.
(EE) PreInit failed for input device "AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad"

Fatal server error:
exaGetPixmapFirstPixel called for invalid bpp 1

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
	 at http://wiki.x.org
 for help.
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional

xinit:  connection to X server lost.

waiting for X server to shut down

I assume because this has not yet come up, the theme is not very
popular. Would it be acceptable for me to file this against xfwm4-themes
as a  RC?

- -- 
Jordan Metzmeier

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