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FS#105 - Awesome crashes when clicking on a tag to switch to it.

Attached to Project: awesome
Opened by Gigamo (Gigamo) - Saturday, 15 March 2008, 17:14 GMT
Last edited by Julien Danjou (jd) - Sunday, 16 March 2008, 08:58 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Core
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Operating System Linux
Severity Critical
Priority Normal
Reported Version git/master
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


awesome -v:

awesome (awesome) 2.2.rc4.125.g998475a (Productivity Breaker)
compiled at Mar 15 2008 17:48:50 for i686-pc-linux-gnu by gcc version 4.2.3 (gig@giGnote)

What happens is that whenever I click a tag on my taglist with the mouse, awesome crashes back to the tty.

I have no idea what causes it. Here is my awesomerc:

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Closed by  Julien Danjou (jd)
Sunday, 16 March 2008, 08:58 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  commit 3a350c24dec16d5f9ae676e795f48a0ddd5de622
Author: Julien Danjou <>
Date: Sun Mar 16 09:57:44 2008 +0100

Compute style when we need to.
Comment by Gigamo (Gigamo) - Saturday, 15 March 2008, 17:39 GMT
Small update, I see a error message in tty (only one):

W: awesome: set_key_info: 165: unknown command: tag_viewprev_selected
Comment by Julien Danjou (jd) - Saturday, 15 March 2008, 17:55 GMT
rename tag_viewprev_selected to tag_prev_selected

And this is no debuggable with the information you sent. Does it segfault or have an X error ?
Comment by Gigamo (Gigamo) - Saturday, 15 March 2008, 18:00 GMT
If I would know where to track segfaults or X errors that would help. :) The message above shows the only error I could see from X.
Comment by Gigamo (Gigamo) - Saturday, 15 March 2008, 18:02 GMT
I removed the tag_viewprev_selected from my awesomerc, and the crash still happens.
Comment by Gigamo (Gigamo) - Saturday, 15 March 2008, 18:37 GMT
#1 0x0805b400 in taglist_button_press (widget=0x80c0038, ev=0xbfb7bb80) at widgets/taglist.c:149
#2 0x080524c8 in event_handle_buttonpress (e=0xbfb7bb80) at event.c:117
#3 0x080534b2 in main (argc=1, argv=0xbfb7bd44) at awesome.c:414
Comment by calmar (calmar) - Sunday, 16 March 2008, 00:11 GMT
i got hit by it too when scrolling with the mousewheel on the tasklist.

based on the bt it seems tag is NULL there, even so 'can't' be based on the for loop. well..
Comment by Stiv (Stiv) - Friday, 12 June 2015, 08:27 GMT