Bug 604213 - Unable to open accounts dialog
Summary: Unable to open accounts dialog
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 591101
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: empathy   
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Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Brian Pepple
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-06-15 16:00 UTC by Alex Hudson (Fedora Address)
Modified: 2010-06-24 16:57 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-06-24 16:57:33 UTC
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Description Alex Hudson (Fedora Address) 2010-06-15 16:00:53 UTC
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:

  $ empathy
  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. 

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How reproducible:

Pretty much always, very occasionally it works.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open empathy
2. Press 'F4' / select "Accounts" from menu
Actual results:

Nothing happens / error message generated.

Expected results:

Accounts dialog opens.

Additional info:

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).

Comment 1 Matt Chan 2010-06-24 16:57:33 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 591101 ***

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