Workspace switcher crashes at 20

David dgboles at
Sat Jul 17 17:28:24 UTC 2010

On 7/17/2010 9:33 AM, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Sat, 17 Jul 2010 01:31:08 -0400, David wrote:
>> I still think it has to do with resources.  :-)
> The backtrace disagrees with you. It aborts due to an assertion that
> the workspace name isn't NULL. No indication of "not enough memory"
> or heavy memory usage when enabling 20 workspaces.

Well then I guess things do change with time.  <smile>

Several ears ago, on another distro (which shall remain nameless) very
similar to Red hat / Fedora, it was suggested that this problem could be
caused by running out of resources. Too many desktops, just sitting
there and not doing 'anything', was also supposed to slow down the
system. Busy ones would slow it down more and could cause a crash.

But you would know because you use that many workspaces. And I would not
because two is more than enough for me. But I can also see why this
might not be seen by developers too. However many in this thread, plus
1, is all of the users that I know of that make this extensive of a use
of this many workspaces. The 'plus 1' user uses 16 and he has not
mentioned workspaces crashes only crashes of applications in workspaces.

I hope that you find a satisfactory solution.


More information about the users mailing list