Bug#271765: gnome crashes - hardware freeze

Jordi Mallach Jordi Mallach <jordi@debian.org>, 271765@bugs.debian.org
Wed, 15 Sep 2004 13:02:42 +0200

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On Wed, Sep 15, 2004 at 01:12:19AM -0400, John D. Hendrickson wrote:
> On 3 out of 3 machines gnome is severely unstable and incompletely instal=
> 	--> missing icons (ie, "Home" appears as blank sheet not a house)
> 	gdm crashes (and freezes computer hard with it)
> 	xterm and other things have many font problems and eel problems.
> 	gnome terminal doesn't work
> 	--> abiword often crashes with "Fatal: can't allocate memory"
> 		(reproducible, easily: just open print preview)

There is obviously something very wrong in your system. You're the first
out of thousands of users to report such problems and we haven't made
big changes to the GNOME 2.6 packages in a long while.

Is it possible that you have a mixture of home-made binaries and debian
installed stuff? Look around in /opt or /usr/local to see if you find
anything strange.

> Sorry I can't be drop dead specific as to why.  I beleive it to be both
> improper compiling and improper distribution.

I believe this is not the way of reporting bugs. This kind of
accusations to the GNOME maintainers won't help you get kind replies to
your bug reports.

> Why?  I dl'ed Gnome 2.6.1 myself and compiled it and it has none of the
> problem (save I skipped compiling epiphany and gnomemeeting).

Congratulations. While you did that, many Sarge users are using the
precompiled packages just fine.

> So, I guess what I'm saying is: I really wish someone over there would re=
> all of sarge's packages of gnome and have it checked and re-checked for
> install / uninstall / upgrade (all of, in any order) by a typical user.  I
> do think someone did it wrong - for whatever reasons.

It's a conspiracy...

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