pcmanfm crashing often

Axel FILMORE axel.filmore at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 02:48:27 UTC 2012

I agree with you, it often crashes, there's a good documentation here :

Particularly the section "Bug Reporting and How to Help Debug PCManFM"

I'm adding this, once you have built it from sources with debug info,
it's possible to run it within Gdb at startup.

Install gnome-terminal so that you have a terminal especially for this, 
then :

sudo leafpad /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart

Replace :
@pcmanfm --desktop --profile lubuntu

With :
@gnome-terminal -e "gdb -ex run 
--args pcmanfm --desktop --profile lubuntu"

Test that Gdb command before adding it to the autostart file to avoid 
troubles. :)

When it crashes, go to the gnome-terminal window and type "bt" to get a 
backtrace, you'll find where it crashed.
Type "r" to restart it.

The best way to find bugs in LXDE/Lubuntu is to use it every day, it 
doesn't take a long time to find weird features.


On 12/02/2012 17:06, karl anliot wrote:
> Hi, I'm the most junior member of the lubuntu team, and I want to call attention to a problem area.
> pcmanfm is crashing a lot.  Very often.  I haven't been running precise for very long, but it makes me worry, as this seems like an obvious problem.
> cheers--
> karl anliot<kanliot at gmail.com>


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