Description of problem:
As Summary, currently unable to open the accounts dialog 95% of the time (very occasionally it works). Running empathy from the command line, I get the following error when attempting to open the dialog:
failed to create drawable
(empathy:7525): empathy-WARNING **: Failed to open accounts dialog: Failed to fork (Cannot allocate memory)
The "failed to create drawable" happens on startup and doesn't seem to be related; on the occasions the account dialog works this message still appears.
I have over a gig of RAM free, and am not using any of the 2gig swap, so the likelihood of the 'cannot allocate memory' fault being a lack of space seems low.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Pretty much always, very occasionally it works.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open empathy
2. Press 'F4' / select "Accounts" from menu
Nothing happens / error message generated.
Accounts dialog opens.
This is a clutter app it seems, and I'm running nouveau without the experimental 3d stuff (which doesn't seem to work with clutter anyway).
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 591101 ***