Opening Help crashes browser

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jun 16 03:40:10 UTC 2010


On 06/15/2010 06:31 PM, Thomas Blasejewicz wrote:
> Good morning
> The last 2-3 days I was trying to find out things by referring to Help ->
> the little round, blue icon at the top border of the screen with a
> question mark in it.
> 
> Clicking on that icon opens a browser window with the "Help documentation"
> At its top is the box "search".
> I entered "permission" and press enter.
> Get a list of possible articles.
> Chose the one on top of the list (here GNOME Terminal Manual)
> 
> Clicking ONCE on that link displays in the lower left corner of the
> screen "loading" ..... forever. But nothing else happens.
> Clicking TWICE and the browser shuts down. Then I have to restart it.
> 
> First I thought this occurred only with "permissions", like information
> on this topic is classified and not available to the ordinary man
> (National Treasure!)
> 
> But I found, that a number of other items do lead to the same result.
> Then again, there are items that display normally - as they should.
> 
> What is this all about???
> Is there anything wrong with referring to the help documentation?
> 

yelp has a long history of crashes:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/yelp
Ironic that the main 'Help' package for Ubuntu quite often doesn't work.
That said, it's getting better...

File a bug report:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs

$ ubuntu-bug yelp







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