Bug#640826: bad arg to "-e" kills all terminal windows

Eric Cooper ecc at cmu.edu
Wed Sep 7 21:01:20 UTC 2011

I am able to get it to occur in a Xephyr display, but only if
gnome-session is running.  If I only have a window manager like
metacity running, then it doesn't occur (i.e., one gnome-terminal
exits but not the others).

When gnome-session is running, here is the error message I get when
the terminal windows all disappear:

(gnome-terminal:6693): Gdk-WARNING **: The program 'gnome-terminal'
received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)'.
  (Details: serial 1740 error_code 3 request_code 18 minor_code 0)
  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported
   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()

I hope this helps.

Eric Cooper             e c c @ c m u . e d u

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