the command "emacs FILENAME", with extended characters in FILENAME,
causes the X-server to crash immediately.
Sun Mar 17 01:43:04 2019 xdm info (pid 7547): sourcing
XIO: fatal IO error 4 (Interrupted system call) on X server ":0"
after 19 requests (13 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
(II) Server terminated successfully (0). Closing log file.
To reproduce, type "emacs $(echo -e \\xE4)" in an X-terminal.
This does not happen in the console.
Also, if emacs --daemon is running," emacsclient -c FILENAME" works
I put Severity:grave, because of the potential data loss.
Normally I have LANG=De_de and the kernel parameter
vt.default_utf8=0. E4 codes Umlaut-a in ISO 8859-1.
The bug occured in a real world situation (the file was
"mär19"). To reproduce on other keyboards: "touch $(echo -e
\\xE4)" and "nano $(echo -e \xE4)" work. "ls" shows the
For another test, I changed set LANG=C in
/etc/default/locale and rebootet withou the kernel paramter
vt.default_utf8=0. This did not influence the bug.
I have tried older versions of /usr/bin/emacs-gtk (without
installing the whole package) down to 1.25.2+1-11. They show
the same bug.
meld is also a gtk-editor. But "meld $(echo -e \xE4)"
> reassign -1 xfce4
Bug #924762 [emacs] emacs: commandline with extended characters kills the X server
Bug reassigned from package 'emacs' to 'xfce4'.
No longer marked as found in versions emacs/1:26.1+1-3.2.
Ignoring request to alter fixed versions of bug #924762 to the same values previously set
> severity -1 normal
Bug #924762 [xfce4] emacs: commandline with extended characters kills the X server
Severity set to 'normal' from 'grave'