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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Thu Jan 10 21:48:33 UTC 2013

On jeu., 2013-01-10 at 17:28 +1000, Russell Stuart wrote:
> 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

But who is sending dbus a SIGTERM?

>  and I would expect xfwm4 to exit if dbus dies.

I wouldn't, I don't think xfwm has any dbus support anyway. Are you sure
what's closed is the window manager and not xfce4-session?
> 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.

Well, I really often have xfce4-terminal started as part of the session,
and closing the term and it never happens, afaict.

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