Re: [Evolution] Opening Evolution contact in address book freezes Evolution, Gnome

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 11:12 AM, Arthur Machlas
<arthur machlas gmail com> wrote:
I was experiencing something similar. Still am perhaps, it's not quite
as reliable as yours is, though if I started it in Calendar or Address
Book tab, or else quickly switched to those it would freeze the whole
desktop and require switching to VT1 to kill it.

I ran gdb evolution but was almost always unable to reproduce the
lockup. Just once I got a useful (seemingly message)

Program received signal SIGSEV, Segmentation fault.
0x00007fffef0bf001 in g_type_check_instance_cast ()
Âfrom /usr/lib/

Haven't tried a strace on it yet, because like I said I can't reliably
reproduce. What I did notice was the when running from the terminal I
rarely got lockups, and when launching from the menu pretty frequent
lockups. I changed the launcher from command "evolution
--component-mail" or something like that, to just "evolution". It
seems to have helped, though I haven't bee testing it out long enough
to be sure.


This was in response to another thread, I guess I didn't address it
properly. Original info below.

"Am Mittwoch, den 29.12.2010, 12:07 +0100 schrieb Sean Carlos:
I'm using Evolution primarily for its address book functionality.

When I click on a contact, I very often find, but not always, that
almost everything freezes.  I can move my mouse, but I cannot interact
with any part of the gnome desktop, Evolution included.  Alt+Tab still
works, so if I already have a terminal window open, I can bring it into
focus and then kill the evolution process.  If I kill evolution,
interaction with the desktop is restored.
Any ideas?

Either run evolution in gdb (see ), or if that does not
provide any interesting output maybe strace might be an option.


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