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Old 04-11-2004, 12:29 PM   #1
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Special Error: Applications crash when I select text (GTK+)

Something must have gone wrong when I emerged GTK+-1.2 on my Gentoo system. When I start an application using gtk+-1.2 (xmms or dvdrip for example) everything works just fine until I try to mark text in a textbox. When I do this, the program just exits without any error message. When I start the application from a console window I get the following error:

Gdk-ERROR **: file gdkselection.c: line 331 (gdk_string_to_compound_text): assertion failed: (property.encoding == gdk_atom_intern ("COMPOUND_TEXT", FALSE) && property.format == 8)

I already tried to recompile gtk+ in a different version (1.2.10-r11, it used to be 1.2.10-r10) but it didn't help. What else could I do?
Old 04-11-2004, 04:05 PM   #2
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that looks like an error or typo in the code, you might check some of the fixes relating to the application or libs of GTK+.

And, just install a less newer version if it works.

file gdkselection.c: line 331 (gdk_string_to_compound_text): assertion failed: (property.encoding == gdk_atom_intern ("COMPOUND_TEXT", FALSE) && property.format == 8)

sift through gdkselection.c at line 331, and see if you can locate a visible typo, from the relation of the error.

Last edited by AutOPSY; 04-11-2004 at 04:07 PM.
Old 04-15-2004, 09:04 AM   #3
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I just found out, that when I start xmms or dvdrip from gnome 2.6 or xfce4, the programs don't crash. it just happens when i start them from kde. even stranger...


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