Gnome control center crashes

Volker Wysk post at volker-wysk.de
Mon Sep 30 09:46:51 UTC 2019


Am Sonntag, den 29.09.2019, 16:40 -0400 schrieb Robert Heller:
> At Sun, 29 Sep 2019 19:56:00 +0100 "Ubuntu user technical
> support,  not for general discussions" <ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> > wrote:
> 
> > 
> > 
> > Hi Volker,
> > 
> > That backtrace is invaluable to any of the GNOME developers... it
> > seems to
> > me there is a memory handling bug, quite possibly some heap memory
> > is being
> > free'd but something went Really Wrong. The heap might be corrupt.
> > The
> > memory that it is trying to free might already have been free'd.
> > The
> > pointer to the memory might be corrupt.
> 
> Most likey is something on Volker's system "broken" in a way that is
> causing 
> GNOME to go south. Probably a bad configuration file, either a
> configuation 
> parameter is out of range or something.  One option is to move
> GNOME's 
> configuration away -- maybe renaming ~/.config to something else and
> seeing if 
> that cures things.

I've looked for gnome configuration files in ~/.config. There is gnome-
control-center, gnome-session and gnome-initial-setup-done with "gnome"
in the name. But none of it makes gnome-control-center run again, when
moved out of the way. I've also tried systemsettingsrc und update-
notifier.

Do you have any idea of what config files might be relevant? I don't
want to move the entire ~/.config, because this could possibly break
things.


Cheers,
Volker




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