Bug#863419: evince: selecting text and trying to drag it causes crash

Jason Crain jason at inspiresomeone.us
Fri May 26 17:30:15 UTC 2017

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On Fri, May 26, 2017 at 06:25:52PM +0300, Sotiris Kouvopoulos wrote:
> When I select some text, for example a simple word and try to drag the
> selection (hold left mouse button and move mouse) the application crashes
> immediately.
> This is the output when evince is started from terminal:
> (evince:7977): Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'evince' received an X Window
> System error.
> This probably reflects a bug in the program.
> The error was 'BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)'.
>   (Details: serial 3201 error_code 3 request_code 141 (Composite)
> minor_code 8)
>   (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 GDK_SYNCHRONIZE environment
>    variable to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
>    backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
> Trace/breakpoint trap

I can't reproduce this.  What desktop environment are you using?  If you
are able, a backtrace with debug symbols and GDK_SYNCHRONIZE=1 as in
that error message would be helpful.

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