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Re: segmentation fault

Post by micia » Tue Aug 09, 2011 23:56

popsUlfr, I think that the problem are the dependencies themselves, it seems that those libraries belong to the old Gnome (or maybe the applications belong to the old Gnome?), and the newer Gnome is not very happy with them.
This, of course, is just a thought, maybe I am wrong.

Does removing those applications helps with the nautilus issue as well?

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Re: segmentation fault

Post by popsUlfr » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:37

micia wrote:popsUlfr, I think that the problem are the dependencies themselves, it seems that those libraries belong to the old Gnome (or maybe the applications belong to the old Gnome?), and the newer Gnome is not very happy with them.
This, of course, is just a thought, maybe I am wrong.

Does removing those applications helps with the nautilus issue as well?
Yes, you are most likely on to something. Although if it were an incompatibility with old libs or vice-versa shouldn't there be an error output/error message/exception of some sorts instead of segfaults?
And why didn't the upgrade fix the problem?? :(

Maybe reinstalling the gnome-3 meta package with --empty can be of help?

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Re: segmentation fault

Post by joost » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:47

You never mentioned what arch and repo you are using...

All I know is that on 32bits arch dbus/dbus-glib have been broken for a very short time (http://bugs.sabayon.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2600). It appears that people who use the default weekly repository for some reason do not get the fixed updates.

It might be a caching bug in Entropy, not sure.

To resolve that as a root user:

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equo update --force
equo upgrade
When you use --force Entropy will always grab a fresh database.

Anyway, since you lack to provide enough info, I can only guess.
All gnome3 stuff on my systems ( about 8 ) is all fine.
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Re: segmentation fault

Post by micia » Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:10

popsUlfr wrote:. Although if it were an incompatibility with old libs or vice-versa shouldn't there be an error output/error message/exception of some sorts instead of segfaults?
A Segmentation Fault is a signal sent from the kernel when a process performs an illegal memory operation, there will be no error message or exception (that, by the way, is a language mechanism, not an operating system one), the kernel will just kill the process if the process cannot handle that signal (which is the general case for a SIGSEGV signal).

Altough the Joost suggestion looks promising, I see that many packages are from the old Gnome, for example:
nautilus-open-terminal
there is a masked version in portage (the 0.19) that does not bring any package from the old Gnome. I had no luck with mail-notification and soundconverter. I really don't know if it is a problem having half Gnome2 packages in a Gnome3 environment, but it looks dangerous...

By the way, did you check if there is some useful output in the file:
,xsession-errors
in your home directory?

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Re: segmentation fault

Post by amitvn » Thu Aug 11, 2011 17:26

i am using x86 32bit
limbo repo is also enabled but as i said till the time gnome was under limbo i was using the packages i spedified with no issue..
then after breaking of system and installing dbus-glib for fixing it , they no more works..
removing this libs doesn't solve the nautilus problem..
but looking at arch linux's documentation about gnome3 gives one solution of disabling handle of desktop but that is not good option to disable it..
nautilus gives this problem several times and that is very sad thing bout gnome..
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Re: segmentation fault

Post by micia » Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:37

Just a little idea... Do you have tracker enabled?

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Re: segmentation fault

Post by amitvn » Tue Aug 16, 2011 13:45

well if the tracker thing is not enabled by default then it might not be enabled by me manually..
by the way what is tracker :shock:
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Re: segmentation fault

Post by micia » Tue Aug 16, 2011 14:19

tracker is an indexing service to make your file search faster, I find it pretty useless, since the Linux utilities for finding files are already very fast, however if it is enabled you could try to disable it and see if nautilus starts normally.
First of all check if it is installed:

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equo query installed tracker
if it is and you don't find it useful, you can consider to remove it.

Check also that it is not in the autostart list using:

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gnome-session-properties

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Re: segmentation fault

Post by amitvn » Tue Aug 16, 2011 14:23

no it is not installed on my system :lol:
and Nautilus is fine now after some fixes were there in updates
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Re: segmentation fault

Post by amitvn » Tue Aug 16, 2011 20:46

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empathy
Segmentation fault
gives a little splash of empathy
now this is another problem :roll:

whats happening on my system dnt know :roll: so many segment faults... installed empathy to try its integration with gnome3 and bamm got this one
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