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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-users] Kicker crashes when I hover over "System" or "Settings"

From: François ANDRIOT <francois.andriot@...>
Date: Sun, 06 Nov 2011 23:23:38 +0100
Le 06/11/2011 17:13, Corey McGuire a écrit :
> When I hover over "System" or "Settings" in the K Menu, kicker 
> crashes.  This bug is 100% repeatable and it happens after I've 
> hovered over the name long enough to invoke the displaying of the 
> child menu.
> I have a completely new install of Xubuntu 11.10, AMD64, and I am 
> running the nightly build of 3.5.13.  I blew away my profile, so this 
> is a squeaky clean install.
> I'd file a proper bug report, but I don't know where I get the 
> appropriate dump for this crash.  Point me there, and I'll post it.
Hello, some times ago I had the saime troubles on TDE 3.5.12.
I do not remember exactly which one, but it was  related to an invalid 
".desktop" file, badly encoded or something like that (non-utf8 where 
utf8 was expected, or the contrary ...)
The hard thing is to find which file it is !

 From what I see in my own packages, I find I only modified the K3B 
one... you can first try to uninstall K3B and try again.

To help finding out which file is causing the crash, you can execute 
kicker under "strace" to see which files are opened during the crash.

Open a konsole, make the kicker crash. Crash it again and again until it 
does not restart automatically.
Then, in the konsole, run the following command:
strace kicker | tee /tmp/logfile
(you must install the strace utility before proceeding)

Make kicker crash, then look at the file /tmp/logfile, try to find where 
and when it crashes.

Good luck tracking out this !