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Bug 78953 - gedit refuses to run
Summary: gedit refuses to run
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gedit
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-03 21:34 UTC by E Mair
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-11-03 18:28:14 UTC

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Description E Mair 2002-12-03 21:34:06 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

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:

gedit-prefs-manager.c:314 (gedit_prefs_manager_init) 
gedit-prefs-manager.c:1069 (gedit_prefs_manager_get_max_recents) 
gedit-prefs-manager.c:404 (gedit_prefs_manager_get_int)

...and then nothing happens. Ctrl-C will kill it and return to the prompt.

Expected Results:  gedit should have started.

Additional info:

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)

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-04 00:37:46 UTC
Next time it happens, you might try "strace -o /tmp/output -f gedit" and attach
the file /tmp/output after it hangs.

Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2002-12-20 01:47:11 UTC
Reopen on adding an strace, if it's still happening.

Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2004-11-03 18:28:14 UTC
Closing due to long inactivity.

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