pcmanfm crashing often

Phill Whiteside phillw at vpolink.com
Mon Feb 13 21:40:54 UTC 2012

thanks Axel, for digging out the instructions for adding the debug
information. It was a while back since I last installed  gdb!

@ karl. there are no 'junior' members of the team. Your being prepared to
hunt a bug mean that you are a 'full' member. This is a comment I have to
make time & time again. There are no dumb questions... just people too dumb
to ask! If PCMan had the patience to teach me, a wiki / doc person, how to
use gdb - you have no worries :D

Thanks for your continued support,


On 13 February 2012 02:48, Axel FILMORE <axel.filmore at gmail.com> wrote:

> I agree with you, it often crashes, there's a good documentation here :
> http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXDE:**PCManFM_build_and_setup_guide<http://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXDE:PCManFM_build_and_setup_guide>
> 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 --directory=/home/your_name/**
> directory_of_pcmanfm_sources_**on_your_drive --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.
> :-P
> Regards.
> 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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