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Verve-Plugin seems to crash Xfwm


Description Friedrich Graeter 2007-01-28 17:11:02 CET
I entered "sudo" into the verve plugin by fault. As a consequence the whole desktop environment got freezed. 

I was able to move the mouse, but I got no response from any application. If I switch to a text-mode terminal and back to the X11 display, the content of the display is a little bit scrambled.

I can get out of this lock if I kill the process xfwm. After this, the keyboard get available again (but all windows got closed).

I could reproduce this bug on two different machines (both x86-64) with Xfce 4.4.

Of course, it is nonsense to use "sudo" in the Verve - this was my fault. But it should not lock the whole desktop environment...
Comment 1 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2007-01-28 20:15:51 CET
This is really not a problem with xfwm4. this is a bug as old as X itself.

If you run a interactive command that requires user input without a console, X freezes.

You can try with any window manager you want, that'll be the same.

Bug #2842

Reported by:
Friedrich Graeter
Reported on: 2007-01-28
Last modified on: 2009-07-14


Olivier Fourdan
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