[Bug 37021] applications crash when minimizing it to the left window border

Martin Jürgens martin at gamesplace.info
Tue Mar 28 16:09:40 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: metacity (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

Some applications like firefox, thunderbird, gaim (chat window) crash
when minimising them all the way over to the left window border. This
causes the applications to close.

gdb says this:
The program 'gaim' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'.
  (Details: serial 64032 error_code 11 request_code 53 minor_code 0)
  (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.)

Ubuntuforums thread: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=140045

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