#66 Rox-Filer crashing on GTK 2.8.4

ROX-Filer (85)

it happens when a directory with some files (usually
>20) is opened via rox-filer.

it works nice while it is making thumbnails for files
inside. and usually crashes when it is finished.

it causes an Xserver crash with code 11 and whole
Xserver drops me to console.

everything gets stable again on gtk 2.6.10

i tried
- recompiling rox after installing gtk 2.8.4 (also
2.8.3 and 2.8.0)
- reinstalling librsvg (seems to be a dependency for
rox when using svg support)
- installing rox 2.2.0 and 2.3.0
- using default gtk2 theme (it simply crashes less

i use fvwm with rox as a pinboard manager.

it crashes only when opening directories via rox-filer.
and it is very random - sometimes those dirs open with
no problems, and sometimes i get a crash.

one more note - running rox-filer in debug mode causes
it to work stable. [?]

some people claim that it is actually GTK 2.8 bug with
some asserts in the code (no idea what this means)

i am using gentoo linux.


  • Thomas Leonard

    Thomas Leonard - 2005-10-03

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    If your X server crashes then you've found a bug in X. You
    should probably report that to the X people.

    You could try running X in a debugger (or attaching to it
    from a console with 'strace -p <PID of XServer>').

    There are some hints here (for x.org):


  • Thomas Leonard

    Thomas Leonard - 2006-05-31

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    Was this solved? Will close this bug unless there is
    evidence that it's a ROX-Filer problem rather than an X

  • Thomas Leonard

    Thomas Leonard - 2006-05-31
    • status: open --> pending-invalid
  • SourceForge Robot

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    This Tracker item was closed automatically by the system. It was
    previously set to a Pending status, and the original submitter
    did not respond within 14 days (the time period specified by
    the administrator of this Tracker).

  • SourceForge Robot

    • status: pending-invalid --> closed-invalid
  • Kemal Ilgar Eroglu

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    I have similar symptoms here. This was seen on Rox-filer
    2.4.x and now on 2.5, too. It happens when I browse some
    "unbrowsed" directory for the first time, usually one with
    lots of files and including images. This makes me think it's
    thimbnail related but I can't make sure. Rox crashes my X
    server and my screen lokcs up, so I have to reboot. Here is
    some info on the system and the bug:

    System: Slackware -current, gcc 3.4.6, kernel

    ROX-Filer 2.5
    Copyright (C) 2005 Thomas Leonard.
    ROX-Filer comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY,
    to the extent permitted by law.
    You may redistribute copies of ROX-Filer
    under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
    For more information about these matters, see the file named

    Compiled with GTK version 2.8.19
    Running with GTK version 2.8.19

    -- features set at compile time --

    Large File Support... Yes
    Dnotify support... Yes
    Binary compatibility... No (apsymbols.h not found)
    Extended attribute support... Yes

    The end part of X log after a crash:
    0: X(xf86SigHandler+0x8a) [0x8088b2a]
    1: [0xffffe420]
    2: X [0x817e096]
    3: X(Dispatch+0x171) [0x80c7e01]
    4: X(main+0x3ed) [0x80d463d]
    5: /lib/tls/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xd4) [0xa7e25e14]
    6: X [0x806ff61]

    Fatal server error:
    Caught signal 11. Server aborting

    I ran rox with --debug and directed output to a log file,
    but that didn't give much:

    This GDB was configured as "i486-slackware-linux"...Using
    host libthread_db library

    (gdb) run
    Starting program: /usr/local/apps/ROX-Filer/ROX-Filer -n

    Program exited with code 01.

  • Thomas Leonard

    Thomas Leonard - 2006-08-07

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    Please file a bug report on your X server. If X crashes, it
    is a bug in X (possibly triggered by a bug in ROX-Filer, but
    it's difficult to say while the X server is crashing).



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