openbox & firefox on OpenBSD/amd64
pierre-yves at spootnik.org
Thu Mar 2 11:44:40 EST 2006
First I'm a fan of openbox, I've been using it at work and at home for a
I was about to send a patch for 3.2 enabling a feature called
'ToggleFullScreen' but I just saw that the exact same feature was added
Back to my main problem, my new work box is an amd64 workstation I've
always ran OpenBSD, the current system is a recent OpenBSD snapshot.
I'm experiencing segfaults when closing windows fast (gdb shows that the
crash comes from ob_main_loop_x_remove).
These are annoying but OK, i need to compile my openbox with debugging
symbols and not stripped to trace the offending action, it probably
comes from the fact that the new malloc acts a bit like electric-fence,
it automatically crashes apps that access unallocated memory which is
probably what happens.
The really weird part is mozilla components (firefox & thunderbird),
their windows don't show up ! The process runs though...
I really tried to get the problem behind this, i was able to make the
window show up by running through ssh X forwarding to localhost !
Of course this doesn't show up in my other wm (which i have to revert to
for now: xfwm4).
When i launch thunderbird or firefox from xfwm4, then kill it then start
openbox, openbox crashes with a segfault.
When doing it the other way around, I get net_wm_unmanaged warnings from
xfwm4, is this an unmanaged ewmh property of some sort and why the
**&! wouldn't it cause a problem on other platforms...
I'm going to investigate further and see what i can get out of these
segfaults, I'll get back to you as soon as I can, the bummer is that my
amd64 box is at work...
Thanks for your time,
Pierre-Yves, openbox enthusiast
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