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Bug 78953

Summary: gedit refuses to run
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: E Mair <e>
Component: geditAssignee: Havoc Pennington <hp>
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Version: 8.0Keywords: MoveUpstream, Triaged
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Hardware: i386   
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Description E Mair 2002-12-03 16:34:06 EST
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Description of problem:
Sometimes, gedit refuses to run, apparently hanging before its GUI appears. If
it hangs when run from a terminal, it will exit and return the shell prompt on a

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run gedit, either via the GNOME menu or from a terminal.

The problem does not always appear, but once it has appeared during a session,
gedit will then *always* fail to start unless I log out and return.

Actual Results:  gedit does not start.

Running "gedit --debug" in a terminal gives the following output:

gedit-prefs-manager.c:314 (gedit_prefs_manager_init) 
gedit-prefs-manager.c:1069 (gedit_prefs_manager_get_max_recents) 
gedit-prefs-manager.c:404 (gedit_prefs_manager_get_int)

...and then nothing happens. Ctrl-C will kill it and return to the prompt.

Expected Results:  gedit should have started.

Additional info:

gedit 2.0.2-5, all updates applicable to my system (kernel 2.4.18-18.8.0smp on a
dual AthlonMP, AMD 760MPX based mobo)
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-03 19:37:46 EST
Next time it happens, you might try "strace -o /tmp/output -f gedit" and attach
the file /tmp/output after it hangs.

Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-19 20:47:11 EST
Reopen on adding an strace, if it's still happening.
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2004-11-03 13:28:14 EST
Closing due to long inactivity.