buggnubg - Bugs: bug #42816, crashes on startup


bug #42816: crashes on startup

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Mon 21 Jul 2014 01:03:48 AM UTC  
Originator Name:  Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Item Group:  Crash error Category:  Graphical User Interface
Release:  0.90-devel Privacy:  Public
Operating System:  Linux OS Type:  64Bit
Processor Type:  AMD Severity:  3 - Normal
Open/Closed:  Closed Assigned to:  None
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  Please Upgrade

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Sat 11 Aug 2018 09:16:33 PM UTC, comment #4:

With no feedback for 4 years, one can only hope that the issue was fixed by an upgrade of Ubuntu (release set to 0.90 suggest the problem was on Ubuntu 12.04, no longer supported) or as mentionned by Michel Petch at the time, by a fresh user configuration.

Philippe Michel <plm>
Project Member
Sun 27 Jul 2014 12:38:11 PM UTC, comment #3:

This problem is not related to one that appeared on Ubuntu Launchpad as a bug. In order to move forward I will need to know what version of Ubuntu you are using and what version of GNUbg. GNUbg's version can be found through its Help menu/ABout GNU Backgammon/Build Info button. The version and date will suffice.

Michael Petch <mdpetch>
Project Administrator
Wed 23 Jul 2014 08:26:29 PM UTC, comment #2:

Someone else appears to have reported a similar problem with a recent update. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from scratch and installed the product and it ran okay. Were you using GNUbg 14.04? If not what version?

If you are using Ubuntu 14.04 can you do this:

With that being said a clean environment may be hiding the problem. I'd like you to email a copy of your gnubgautorc configuration file to -email is unavailable- . This file is found in your user directory in a folder called .gnubg . So that would be the file:


(Tilde is your home directory)

After sending me a copy of the file please do the following. Close all copies of GNUbg. Go to your home directory and rename the .gnubg directory to .gnubgold (rename it do not delete it). Run GNU Backgammon again. It should detect that the ~/.gnubg directory doesn't exist and rebuild a new one with default settings. I am curious if this bug still exists if you do this?

Since I can't reproduce this, one theory is that it is a specific setting from an older version of GNUbg is causing the problem. Resetting to defaults will tell me if that is the case. Sending your existing gnubgautorc file allows me to test with the exact settings being used.


Michael Petch <mdpetch>
Project Administrator
Mon 21 Jul 2014 07:32:24 AM UTC, comment #1:

What version of Ubuntu are you using? As well can you launch gnubg from the command line using this command:

gnubg -t

I'd like to know what version and date GNUBG is reporting on the first line.

Michael Petch <mdpetch>
Project Administrator
Mon 21 Jul 2014 01:03:48 AM UTC, original submission:

Intalled gnubg on Ubuntu using the Software Center.

Program crashes on starup with the following message:

The program 'gnubg' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)'.
(Details: serial 151 error_code 1 request_code 153 minor_code 19)
(Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)



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    Date Changed by Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced by
    2018-08-11 plm Open/ClosedOpen => Closed
        StatusNeed Info => Please Upgrade
    2014-07-27 mdpetch StatusNone => Need Info

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