buggnubg - Bugs: bug #42816, crashes on startup

 
 

bug #42816: crashes on startup

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Mon Jul 21 01:03:48 2014  
 
Originator Name: Originator Email: -unavailable-
Item Group: Crash errorCategory: Graphical User Interface
Release: 0.90-develPrivacy: Public
Operating System: LinuxOS Type: 64Bit
Processor Type: AMDSeverity: 3 - Normal
Open/Closed: OpenAssigned to: None
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: Need Info

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Sun Jul 27 12:38:11 2014, 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 Jul 23 20:26:29 2014, 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 -unavailable- . This file is found in your user directory in a folder called .gnubg . So that would be the file:

~/.gnubg/gnubgautorc

(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.

Thanks

Michael Petch <mdpetch>
Project Administrator
Mon Jul 21 07:32:24 2014, 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 Jul 21 01:03:48 2014, 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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