[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#681149: Bug#681149: Bug#681149: xfce4-terminal: Closing a xfce4-terminal panel kills the xfce4 window manager

Russell Stuart rstuart at lubemobile.com.au
Thu Jan 10 07:28:16 UTC 2013

On Mon, 2012-12-31 at 07:23 +0100, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> Can you attach to the xfwm4 process (either from ssh from another box or
> from console) and see what happens exactly when it crash? Please provide
> the backtrace.

I did this, and it doesn't crash.  It exits normally, which is what I
sort of expected it to do because someone is sending dbus-launch a
SIGTERM and I would expect xfwm4 to exit if dbus dies.

However, I got lucky and this isn't the full story.  The first time I
did it, the problem didn't occur at all.  The only thing different is
xfce4-terminal hadn't been starting when I log in as part of the session
startup.  It seems xfce4 somethings forgets it's session data on
occasions, and I hadn't got around to saving my default session again.

So - it doesn't happen when you start the 1st xfce4-terminal instance
from the menu.  But it does happen when the 1st xfce4-terminal instance
is started during logon as part of the session.

To reproduce this:

1.  Close down anything you don't wanted started when you login.  (I
also run Pidgin).

2. Start a xfce4-terminal if one isn't running.  (Mine has 3 tabs - not
sure if that is important or not).

3.  Then log out (I used the logout button in the Applications Menu).
Before clicking the "Log out" button ensure the "Save session for future
Logins" checkbox is checked.

4.  Log in again.

5.  Close a tab on the xfce4-terminal.

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