Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 106679
Evolution crashes just reading mail
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:32 EST
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Description of problem:
Evolution periodically crashes just reading email. For instance, I filter all
email for fedora into a single folder. While reading through that folder, using
the preview pane, and using delete and down arrow to navigate, evolution will
crash. It's not consistent but it happens several times a day. The bugzilla
crash log comes up but the traceback doesn't look too useful due to missing
debug symbols. Is there an easy way to get the evolution-debuginfo or should I
just rebuild the src rpm?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I'm using the 2.6.0-0.test6.1.47smp kernel until I can get the later ones to
work the the nvidia driver. (I need the nvidia driver to support my dualhead setup.)
Does the new ORBit2 at http://people.redhat.com/~katzj/ORBit2/ help?
No. I was experiencing all sorts of hangs but the ORBit update fixed those. This
is a real crash. Next time it happens, I'll include the traceback info to see if
it helps at all.
Yeah, just attach it without symbols... if it looks like something new, I'll
find somewhere with space for debuginfo pcakages since we still haven't gotten
them up anywhere :/
Created attachment 95082 [details]
crash traceback saved from bugzilla
Here a an example traceback from a crash.
Created attachment 95084 [details]
traceback with a local folder
This trace is for a local folder. The previous one was for an imap folder. The
crash occurs similiarly, just reading email.
Hmm... is there a specific mail it always crashes on? What accessibility type
things do you have enabled?
Also, -debuginfo available from http://linuxpower.org/~katzj/evo-debug/
Created attachment 95104 [details]
traceback reading from an imap folder
First crash of the day with the debug modules installed. I was accessing an
imap folder this time. I'm obsoleting the first attachment as this is the same
with the debug info.
These crashes are not mail message specific. After evo crashes, I restart it and
read the same message it crashed on without any problems.
What versions of gtk2 and atk do you have installed?
Do you have anything enabled under Preferences->Accessibility (for the entire
The only think enabled is "enable repeat keys".
Hmmm, I've been running with those accessiblity settings for several days now
without hitting this problem.
And it definitely looks to be in gtkhtml's a11y code from the backtrace.
Maybe it's related to the Assisted Technology Support? I had the "Enable
Assitive Technologies" checked but not any of the sub options. When I got your
message about Accessibility, I turned this option off and have not had the crash
in a while.
Looks like a duplicate of upstream bug: