I am using fvwm 2.6.5 which I compiled from source. I used the standard compilation options except I disabled bidirectional text support, as it wouldn’t compile otherwise. I was using an older version with no problems previously.
fvwm crashes randomly and dumps something which looks like a memory map to the Linux terminal. Try as I might I cannot redirect this output to a file. I can however get a core file. Here is a backtrace:
#0 0xb71a6a67 in raise () from /lib/libc.so.6
#1 0xb71a82e2 in abort () from /lib/libc.so.6
#2 0xb71e505d in __libc_message () from /lib/libc.so.6
#3 0xb71eb5aa in malloc_printerr () from /lib/libc.so.6
#4 0xb71ee503 in _int_free () from /lib/libc.so.6
#5 0xb71f16b0 in free () from /lib/libc.so.6
#6 0xb763330c in XFreeStringList () from /usr/lib/libX11.so.6
#7 0x080c4ef3 in FlocaleFreeNameProperty (ptext=0xb72d9ff4) at Flocale.c:2358
#8 0x0808085f in free_window_names (fw=0x83fd3c8, nukename=0, nukeicon=1)
#9 0x080c2d2a in EWMH_WMIconName (fw=0x83fd3c8, ev=0x80fcfc0, style=0x0, any=
0) at ewmh_names.c:175
#10 0x080aa726 in EWMH_ProcessPropertyNotify (exc=0x811f9b8)
#11 0x0806cfeb in HandlePropertyNotify (ea=0xbf82a718) at events.c:3628
#12 0x0806bc1e in dispatch_event (e=0xbf82a750) at events.c:4135
#13 0x0806c339 in HandleEvents () at events.c:4179
#14 0x0808ce6a in main (argc=1, argv=0xbf82aeb4) at fvwm.c:2591
I tried redirecting error messages by running “xinit 2>&1 >.xsession-errors”. The last time it crashed the last lines were
/home/g/.xinitrc: line 5: 2149 Aborted (core dumped) fvwm2
waiting for X server to shut down [2164:2164:1893743176:ERROR:chrome_browser_main_x11.cc(61)] X IO Error detected
I have also received error messages about BadWindows.
It normally happens when I am using Google Chrome although it has happened in Firefox as well.
Any advice would be appreciated.