[arch-general] Emerald crashing on theme change or edit in Gnome

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Tue Apr 13 16:30:24 EDT 2010

On 04/12/2010 04:46 PM, Firmicus wrote:
> On 12/04/2010 02:04, Alexander Lam wrote:
>> On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 6:31 PM, David C. Rankin
>> <drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com>  wrote:
>>> Guys,
>>>         For some reason, emerald has started crashing when changing
>>> themes in Gnome. It
>>> changes the theme just fine, but then crashes. (disappears - no error
>>> shown or
>>> in any logs). The crash occurs as soon as you click on a new theme to
>>> change it.
>>> This happens when you select the first theme 3/4 of the time. Other
>>> times, you
>>> can click on two, or maybe even three themes looking for the one you
>>> want before
>>> the crash occurs at other times. The result is the same,
>>> emerald-theme-manager
>>> just disappears into thin air. A restart restores emerald without
>>> error as well.
>> Same issue here - compiz standalone setup
> Happens also without compiz, just latest gnome with metacity: starting
> "gnome-appearance-properties" yields
> "Fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server :0.0."
> and X crashes. Not yet sure what's causing this.
> F

I know that there is a conflict in older versions of gnome/metacity/gtk and the
gstreamer-ugly plugin, but I don't think that is the problem with the current
Arch package. I don't know what the issue is, but I can confirm the
appearance-properties crash as well. On my system, it crashes, the bug reporting
tool comes up, I send the bug in, and then I can continue to use the appearance
tool without further problems. I can also confirm that this behavior occurs on
Gnome 2.2 and the current arch version.

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