[Pkg-telepathy-maintainers] Bug#650874: empathy: does not start

Amir asaba90 at yahoo.com
Sun Dec 4 07:35:13 UTC 2011

Package: empathy
Severity: important

empathy does not start and does not even show an error message (in gui).
when i try to start it from a terminal the output is:

failed to create drawable

(empathy:4529): Clutter-CRITICAL **: Unable to initialize Clutter: Unable to
select the newly created GLX context

(empathy:4529): Gdk-WARNING **: The program 'empathy' received an X Window
System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadGC (invalid GC parameter)'.
  (Details: serial 159 error_code 13 request_code 60 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.)

this error makes it completely unusable.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.1.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages empathy depends on:
ii  dbus-x11                                     1.4.16-1    
ii  dconf-gsettings-backend [gsettings-backend]  0.7.5-3     
ii  empathy-common                        
ii  geoclue                                      0.12.0-3+b1 
ii  gnome-icon-theme                      
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas                    3.2.0-2     
ii  gstreamer0.10-gconf                          0.10.30-2   
ii  libc6                                        2.13-21     
ii  libcanberra-gtk3-0                           0.28-3      
ii  libcanberra0                                 0.28-3      
ii  libchamplain-0.12-0                          0.12.0-1    
ii  libchamplain-gtk-0.12-0                      0.12.0-1    
ii  libcheese-gtk20                              3.2.2-1     
ii  libclutter-1.0-0                             1.8.2-2     
ii  libclutter-gtk-1.0-0                         1.0.4-1     
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2                             0.98-1      
ii  libebook1.2-10                               3.0.3-2     
ii  libenchant1c2a                               1.6.0-6     
ii  libfolks-telepathy25                         0.6.5-1     
ii  libfolks25                                   0.6.5-1     
ii  libgcr-3-0                                   3.0.3-2     
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                           2.24.0-1    
ii  libgee2                                      0.6.1-3     
ii  libgeoclue0                                  0.12.0-3+b1 
ii  libgeocode-glib0                             0.99.0-1    
ii  libglib2.0-0                                 2.30.2-4    
ii  libgnome-keyring0                            3.2.2-1     
ii  libgnutls26                                  2.12.14-3   
ii  libgstfarsight0.10-0                         0.0.31-1    
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0              0.10.35-1   
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0                           0.10.35-1   
ii  libgtk-3-0                                   3.0.12-2    
ii  libgudev-1.0-0                               175-2       
ii  libnm-glib4                           
ii  libnotify4                                   0.7.4-1     
ii  libpango1.0-0                                1.29.4-2    
ii  libpulse-mainloop-glib0                      1.0-4       
ii  libpulse0                                    1.0-4       
ii  libtelepathy-farsight0                       0.0.19-1    
ii  libtelepathy-glib0                           0.16.2-1    
ii  libtelepathy-logger2                         0.2.10-2    
ii  libwebkitgtk-3.0-0                           1.6.1-5+b1  
ii  libx11-6                                     2:1.4.4-4   
ii  libxml2                                      2.7.8.dfsg-5
ii  telepathy-logger                             0.2.10-2    
ii  telepathy-mission-control-5                  1:5.9.3-3   

Versions of packages empathy recommends:
ii  freedesktop-sound-theme  0.7.dfsg-1
ii  gvfs-backends            1.8.2-2   
ii  nautilus-sendto-empathy 
ii  telepathy-gabble         0.13.7-1  
ii  telepathy-salut          0.6.0-1   

Versions of packages empathy suggests:
pn  telepathy-butterfly  <none>
pn  telepathy-haze       <none>
pn  vino                 <none>

Versions of packages empathy is related to:
ii  telepathy-gabble [telepathy-connection-manager]  0.13.7-1
ii  telepathy-salut [telepathy-connection-manager]   0.6.0-1 

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