Re: [Evolution] Evolution 3.44.0-1 not showing message contents

On Thu, 2022-04-07 at 20:23 -0400, Dr. John H. Lauterbach wrote:

    I just set up another PC and OS (Ubuntu 22.04) installed
    3.44.0-1. Â It loads the email from my various IMAP accounts but
    not show message contents. Â Moreover, it will not let me insert
    in a new email message.

it depends. Could you run Evolution from a terminal and see whether
prints any runtime warning there, please? I suppose you see an error
message in the Evolution GUI too, you only did not provide it here
some reason; maybe?

Both parts you name are using WebKitGTK, thus the problem is likely
with it.

I guess, and only guess, what you see is related to the recent

You can also try to run Evolution from a terminal as:


to see whether it'll help with anything.


I am also having this problem (also with 3.44.0 but I saw it with 3.42
as well).

It happens with messages from both my work EWS account, and with my
personal IMAP server. It does seem to be related to WebKit, so perhaps
it was a recent WebKit update that broke this (*).

I have the following observations:

1. When I open a message from the message list, I might get a
completely blank window.

2. If I close the window and try again, it might work that time.
Sometimes I have to close and reopen several times until it finally

3. When opening a new window from the message list, and
new WebKitWebProcess is spawned.

4. The problem does not seem to happen if I enabled message previews --
I click on the message in the message list, the preview is shown, and
then if I open that same message in a new window, the problem does not
seem to happen. At least I have not been able to trigger the problem
with the preview pane enabled.

5. The message preview does not spawn a new WebKitWebProcess process; I
do not know if that is having an impact on the problem not happening
when the preview pane is enabled.

6. Sometimes I get these messages on the terminal; I think they happen
when I experience the problem:

Unsupported modifier, resource creation failed.
XXX: resource creation failed

They are not in Evolution code; perhaps in WebKit code?

7. Before this issue started to happen, I never had any problems.

I'll run with "WEBKIT_DISABLE_COMPOSITING_MODE=1 evolution" for a while
to see if it helps. This problem happens all the time so if
WEBKIT_DISABLE_COMPOSITING_MODE=1 really fixes it I will be able to
know pretty quickly.


Eloy Paris.-

(*) I run ArchLinux, and these are the recent WebKit updates I've had:

[2022-01-23T23:38:06-0500] [ALPM] upgraded webkit2gtk (2.34.3-1 ->
[2022-01-23T23:38:13-0500] [ALPM] upgraded webkit2gtk-4.1 (2.34.3-1 ->
[2022-02-14T17:04:10-0500] [ALPM] upgraded webkit2gtk (2.34.4-1 ->
[2022-02-14T17:04:12-0500] [ALPM] upgraded webkit2gtk-4.1 (2.34.4-1 ->
[2022-03-03T18:45:00-0500] [ALPM] upgraded webkit2gtk (2.34.5-1 ->
[2022-03-03T18:45:05-0500] [ALPM] upgraded webkit2gtk-4.1 (2.34.5-1 ->
[2022-03-26T17:53:53-0400] [ALPM] upgraded webkit2gtk (2.34.6-1 ->
[2022-03-26T17:53:55-0400] [ALPM] upgraded webkit2gtk-4.1 (2.34.6-1 ->
[2022-04-03T23:04:01-0400] [ALPM] upgraded webkit2gtk (2.36.0-1 ->
[2022-04-03T23:04:09-0400] [ALPM] upgraded webkit2gtk-4.1 (2.36.0-1 ->

I don't remember when exactly I started to see this problem but I
suspect it was very recently, like in March.

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