Re: [dev] Google Hangout

From: Jaros│aw Rzeszˇtko <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 14:56:20 +0100


The plugin also outputs some debugging information to the console,
maybe this will be more helpful:

The program 'GoogleTalkPlugin' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadAtom (invalid Atom parameter)'.
  (Details: serial 503 error_code 5 request_code 20 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.)

Jaros│aw Rzeszˇtko

2013/1/22 Jaros│aw Rzeszˇtko <>:
> Hi,
> I attach straces from dwm (crash) and from awesome for comparision (no
> crash). The turning point seems to be the attempt to clone some
> process and then the program crashes with the select call visible in
> the strace (this is the last call before a segfault, then the program
> and strace exit). The part of the gdb stack trace from the segfault
> that is still readable starts like this:
> #8 0xb7766d4b in start_thread () from /lib/
> #9 0xb6df451e in clone () from /lib/
> Maybe it is some kind of a thread-safety issue? I know too little
> about window managers to investigate further on my own.
> Cheers,
> Jarek
> 2013/1/22 Chris Down <>:
>> Do you have an strace from the plugin?
>> On 22 January 2013 20:09, Jaros│aw Rzeszˇtko <> wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I am running dwm 6.0 (and I tried also without any additional patches and
>>> using the default configuration file) and when I install the newest version
>>> of the Google Talk plugin, open a hangout in Google Plus and select "Screen
>>> sharing" a window appears for a fraction of a second and then the Google
>>> Talk plugin crashes. This happens only with dwm, I tried several other
>>> window managers, including other tiling ones, in different modes, and with
>>> them it worked correctly without issues. Now I know Google products might
>>> not appeal to the crowd here, and they don't necessarily appeal to me
>>> either, but I need the hangouts for my telework and it is not a choice made
>>> by me. Also I think this must be a problem with dwm behaving in a
>>> non-standard-compliant way in some respect so it would be well worth fixing.
>>> If someone has any idea altogether at all about how to attack this, I
>>> would be willing to try to debug it or submit a patch. I hacked on dwm a bit
>>> in the past, I just have no idea how to go about diagnosing a problem like
>>> this.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Jaros│aw Rzeszˇtko
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