Re: frozen with error message loop
- From: julie <jkowens bsn1 net>
- To: Steve Rosen <steve sjrosen mailshell com>
- Cc: f-spot-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: frozen with error message loop
- Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 15:54:42 -0700
On Saturday 11 June 2005, Steve Rosen wrote:
> I'm not an F-Spot developer, but I assume that F-Spot now has your CD
> photos in its database so it keeps trying to re-read the CD. Any F-Spot
> developers want to confirm? Here are some ideas to try:
> - Have you tried simply removing the CD from the drive and then starting
Yes, it makes no difference even on re-boot.
> If that works, remove the CD photos from the catalog (select the
> photos in F-Spot, right-click, select "Remove From catalog").
Even with the error message on the screen, I just tried selecting and removing
the photos as suggested above. They all disappeared after warning me that the
files would be removed from F-Spot but not the drive. I closed F-Spot and
then closed the error message. Next, I re-opened F-Spot with success (read
hear no more error message). I will now move on to trying to learn how to use
Steve, thank you so much for the suggestions. Is there any documentation or
tutorials for F-Spot? I use KDE and am familiar with the man pages but
wouldn't have thought to look there for gnome documentation.
How would someone new to F-Spot, such as myself, figured this out on my own.
Thank goodness for such e-lists.
> - Try putting in a formatted (burned) CD that has no files on it (maybe
> a CD-RW if you don't want to waste a CD-R). Maybe F-Spot won't fail when
> trying to read an empty CD. Then you can remove the CD photos from the
> - Last resort: You could try manually editing the F-Spot photo database
> to remove the CD photo files. The F-Spot database is stored in
> ~/.gnome2/f-spot. It's an SQLite database, and can probably be edited
> using SQLite commands, though I've never tried. But it might be better
> to try this than wiping out the photo database -- you'd lose all your
> tag info and photo edit info.
> Let me know what happens!
> julie wrote:
> >Help, please ... I'm stuck in a loop that even rebooting doesn't resolve.
> >Here's the error message: "The application "f-spot" has quit unexpectedly.
> > You can inform the developers of what happened to help them fix it. Or
> > you can restart the application right now." There are two options to
> > choose from, a button for "restart application" and one for "close".
> >I have tried "restart application" but the error message is still there.
> >Selecting the "close" button and then restarting the application also
> > retains the error message. Even rebooting the system has not eliminated
> > the error message.
> >I installed F-Spot using F-spot-0.0.13-1mdk.i586.rpm on a Mandrake LE 2005
> >system. The system has 526MB memory and a Sempron 2500 CPU on a PC Chips
> >M825G motherboard with on board graphics.
> >Here's what I was doing when this error message appeared:
> >I opened F-Spot and tried opening a folder of JPGs located on a CD. (The
> > CD is one I burned and is easily accessable using GIMP or Kwickshow.) The
> > error message appeared half-way through loading the files.
> >Perhaps it would have been better to open a file on my hard drive... but
> > being stuck in an error message loop, I am unable to test this.
> >Other than un-installing F-Spot and re-installing it, do anyone have any
> >Julie Owens
> >F-spot-list mailing list
> >F-spot-list gnome org
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