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Bug 65979 - gnome-system-tools crashing after entering password
Summary: gnome-system-tools crashing after entering password
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: AMD64 Linux
: High major (vote)
Assignee: AMD64 Project
: 66926 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 66864
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Reported: 2004-09-30 20:23 UTC by Adam Bowers
Modified: 2004-11-09 08:33 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Adam Bowers 2004-09-30 20:23:52 UTC
After entering the password for root access and pressing enter, all the tools crash with the following pop-up message: An unexpected error has occured.  All tools were accessed through the applications menu.  System is ~amd64.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Select tool
2.Enter in root password

Expected Results:  
The tools should open.
Comment 1 Joe McCann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-09-30 20:57:30 UTC
need more information:
emerge info(should always be included, read bug report guidelines)
try running from console and see if there are more verbose error messages
Comment 2 Adam Bowers 2004-09-30 21:15:02 UTC
I am sorry, this is only my second bug report.  Hopefully this is the information you need.  I again apologize.

emerge info
Portage 2.0.51_rc7 (default-linux/amd64/gcc34-2004.2, gcc-3.4.2, glibc-, 2.6.8-gentoo-r5 x86_64)
System uname: 2.6.8-gentoo-r5 x86_64 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
Gentoo Base System version 1.5.3
ccache version 2.3 [enabled]
Autoconf: sys-devel/autoconf-2.59-r4
Automake: sys-devel/automake-1.8.5-r1
Binutils: sys-devel/binutils-
Headers:  sys-kernel/linux26-headers-
Libtools: sys-devel/libtool-1.5.2-r5
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="amd64 ~amd64"
CFLAGS="-march=k8 -O3 -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb /usr/kde/2/share/config /usr/kde/3.3/share/config:/usr/kde/3.3/env:/usr/kde/3.3/shutdown /usr/kde/3/share/config /usr/lib/mozilla/defaults/pref /usr/share/config /var/qmail/control"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-march=k8 -O3 -pipe"
FEATURES="autoaddcvs ccache distlocks"
PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/local/portage /usr/local/bmg-main"
USE="X alsa amd64 apm avi berkdb bitmap-fonts cdr crypt cups dvd encode esd fam foomaticdb ftp gdbm gif gnome gpm gtk gtk2 gtkhtml imlib java jpeg libg++ libwww mikmod motif mozilla mpeg ncurses nls oggvorbis opengl oss pam pdflib perl png python quicktime readline sdl slang spell ssl tcltk tcpd tiff truetype usb xml2 xmms xprint xv zlib"

Output from time-admin in console (identical from other tools):
(time-admin:22822): GConf-CRITICAL **: file gconf-client.c: line 1503 (gconf_client_get_bool): assertion `err == NULL || *err == NULL' failed

(time-admin:22822): GConf-CRITICAL **: file gconf-client.c: line 1467 (gconf_client_get_string): assertion `err == NULL || *err == NULL' failed
Comment 3 Herwig Krumenacker 2004-10-10 03:16:46 UTC
I have exactly the same problem, also on ~amd64. Maybe it's platform specific

I also found out that the programs (network-admin, services-admin, ...) segfault in a perl process:

# dmesg
perl[14520]: segfault at ffffffff95ec7070 rip 0000002a95e453f0 rsp 0000007fbffff158 error 4

Hope it helps
Comment 4 foser (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-10-10 08:34:35 UTC
probably amd64 specific

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 66864 ***
Comment 5 foser (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-10-10 08:54:45 UTC
wrong thingy
Comment 6 foser (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-10-10 08:58:22 UTC
*** Bug 66926 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 foser (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-10-11 14:11:09 UTC
i think i was planning to reassign .. here it goes
Comment 8 Richard Schreyer 2004-11-06 10:35:16 UTC
It probably doesn't have to do with password entry, as it crashes in the same fashion (without asking for a password) if you start it as root.
Comment 9 Mike Gardiner (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-11-08 20:02:30 UTC
This is probably related to bug #17880, which I recently patched.

Could amd64 please test/confirm?
Comment 10 Simon Stelling (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-11-09 08:33:07 UTC
works now, thanks!