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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20021128
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):
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:
...and then nothing happens. Ctrl-C will kill it and return to the prompt.
Expected Results: gedit should have started.
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)
Next time it happens, you might try "strace -o /tmp/output -f gedit" and attach
the file /tmp/output after it hangs.
Reopen on adding an strace, if it's still happening.
Closing due to long inactivity.