[lubuntu-users] Desktop crashing (18.04)?

Mark F azdays15 at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 21:10:46 UTC 2018

I wanted to post back here with an update (after I posted the straces to
the bug report[1] for PCManFM and GIMP 2.10.8 crashing).

User @Janos (msg #54) said GIMP 2.8.x was crashing for him (it was fine for
me the whole time PCManFM was crashing in the previous version of Lubuntu,
which I strongly believe was 17.04). He switched to a PPA-served apt
package of GIMP (not the "flatpack" version GIMP officially(?) serves. He
said his GIMP crashes went away. (Whereas, my GIMP crashes began with
2.10.x, which I installed from flatpack.).

So, I uninstalled my flatpack 2.10.8, and setup the PPA[2] and that
"apt-get install" version of GIMP (still 2.10.8) loads much faster. I also
noticed it doesn't cause the *profuse* PCManFM logging (when I strace
PCManFM). That GIMP hasn't crashed yet.

I really believe there's something about the official(?) flatpack GIMP that
entangles itself with PCManFM's crashing behavior (for those experiencing
it). The PCManFM strace logging was phenomenal using the flatpack GIMP.
Twenty-one seconds of logging was over 60mb. When I switched to the PPA
package of GIMP, the logging virtually stopped (when GIMP was the active

I just wanted to give that update here in case anyone else is having that

[The PCManFM crash isn't very bad for me. I don't mind restarting PCManFM
every few days. But, that GIMP crashing was *painful*. It would crash 3-4
times while editing an image. Sometimes after 10-15 minutes of getting the
colors "just right." I don't think I could live with that for too long.]

[1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pcmanfm/+bug/1782984
[2] sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
sudo apt update
sudo apt install gimp
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