Re: [orca-list] crashes of MATE .18 apps clicking on About if orca is running

Hello Didier,

I can't reproduce the issue you've described with Orca master on Debian Sid and Mate 1.18.

Do you have accessibility enabled on mate control center, assitive technology? The checkbox "Enable assistive technology" should be checked.

You could also imagine to use GDB to get the backtrace of the bug to determine which software produces the issue.

Best regards.
Visual-Impairment Project Manager
Hypra - "Humanizing technology"

Le 13/12/2017 à 17:43, Didier Spaier a écrit :

I have orca 3.26 and mate 1.18.

When I click in the menu of many MATE apps like Atril, Engrampa,
Pluma, Mate System Monitor and others then on Help => About:
the app. crashes instantly with a segmentation fault if orca is running.

If instead I have no a11y parameter set and orca is not running, the
expected About window opens as expected.

To enable a11y I add to ~/.profile
this code snippet:
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export SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN="gtk"
export GTK_MODULES="gail:atk-bridge" # for GTK2
export QT_ACCESSIBILITY=1 # for QT4
cut here

and orca is started by a desktop file in

To disable a11y I remove the code snippet above and write Hidden=true in
the .desktop

Has anyone observed this behavior?

Do you need more information?

Incidentally, I see that even if orca is not started I have at-spi
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didier[~]$ ps -ef|grep at-spi
didier    4994     1  0 17:15 ?  00:00:00 /usr/libexec/at-spi-bus-launcher
didier    5013  4994  0 17:15 ?  00:00:00 /usr/bin/dbus-daemon 
--config-file=/usr/share/defaults/at-spi2/accessibility.conf --nofork --print-address 3
didier    5015     1  0 17:15 ?  00:00:00 /usr/libexec/at-spi2-registryd --use-gnome-session
cut here

I don't know why, but I presume that then the crash is not linked to

Any clue appreciated.


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