stellarium freezes the computer each time it started

Asked by Phil on 2015-12-28

hi,
as a user each time stellarium starts, each time the computer freezes.
using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

$ sudo dpkg -l|grep -i stell
ii stellarium 0.12.4-1 amd64 real-time photo-realistic sky generator
ii stellarium-data 0.12.4-1 all Stellarium data files

sudo dpkg -l stellarium
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-=============================-===================-===================-===============================================================
ii stellarium 0.12.4-1 amd64 real-time photo-realistic sky generator

computer used is a Lenovo T450.

PS: I also tried with root authority ... same behavior ... the stellarium window displays full screen as expected, a red message is displayed top left: " The old satellites.json file is no longuer compatible - using default file"
some seconds later (2 or 3s).. freezed. Only solution is to reboot computer.

Thanks for your help.
Phil

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Alexander Wolf
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  • 2015-12-29 by Phil
Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #1

Please try rename a Stellarium's user directory: mv ~/.stellarium ~/.stellarium.old

P.S. You can use our PPA for getting version 0.12.6: https://launchpad.net/~alexwolf/+archive/ubuntu/stellarium-12-releases

Phil (ph35sm) said : #2

Hi,
Thank You for your quick answer.
#1
   mv .stellarium .stellarium.old
   started stellarium
   freezed
   after restart, there is no a new .stellarium directory that was created

#2
  added ppa and upgraded to 0.12.6
  Yes! good solution.
  fyi, the log of stellarium when it starts:

$ stellarium
Using default graphics system specified at build time: raster
User config directory does not exist: "/home/xxxxx/.stellarium"
Creating directory "/home/xxxxx/.stellarium"
Creating directory "/home/xxxxx/Pictures/Stellarium"
 -------------------------------------------------------
[ This is Stellarium 0.12.6 - http://www.stellarium.org ]
[ Copyright (C) 2000-2013 Fabien Chereau et al ]
 -------------------------------------------------------
Writing log file to: "/home/xxxxx/.stellarium/log.txt"
File search paths:
  0 . "/home/xxxxx/.stellarium"
  1 . "/usr/share/stellarium"
Config file "/home/xxxxx/.stellarium/config.ini" does not exist. Copying the default file.
Config file is: "/home/xxxxx/.stellarium/config.ini"
Going to initialize the OpenGL 2 renderer
OpenGL supported version: "3.0 Mesa 10.5.9"
Qt GL paint engine is: "OpenGL2"
GL vendor is "Intel Open Source Technology Center"
GL renderer is "Mesa DRI Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2) "
Log of the compilation of builtin shader " plainShader " : "Built successfully"
Log of the compilation of builtin shader " colorShader " : "Built successfully"
Log of the compilation of builtin shader " textureShader " : "Built successfully"
Log of the compilation of builtin shader " colorTextureShader " : "Built successfully"
Cache directory is: "/home/xxxxx/.cache/stellarium/stellarium"
Sky language is "en_US"
Application language is "en_US"
Loading Solar System data ...
Loaded 75 / 75 planet orbits from "/usr/share/stellarium/data/ssystem.ini"
Could not find the starsConfig.json file: will copy the default one.
Creating directory "/home/xxxxx/.stellarium/stars/default"
Creates file "/home/xxxxx/.stellarium/stars/default/starsConfig.json"
Loading star data ...
"Loading "/usr/share/stellarium/stars/default/stars_0_0v0_5.cat": 0_0v0_2; 4963"
"Loading "/usr/share/stellarium/stars/default/stars_1_0v0_5.cat": 1_0v0_2; 21598"
"Loading "/usr/share/stellarium/stars/default/stars_2_0v0_5.cat": 2_0v0_2; 150090"
"Loading "/usr/share/stellarium/stars/default/stars_3_1v0_3.cat": 3_1v0_3; 428466"
Finished loading star catalogue data, max_geodesic_level: 3
navigation/preset_sky_time is a double - treating as jday: 2.45151e+06
Loaded 10051 NGC records
Loading NGC name data ...
Loaded 421 / 421 NGC name records successfully
Loading star names from "/usr/share/stellarium/skycultures/western/star_names.fab"
Loaded 308 / 308 common star names
Loading star names from "/usr/share/stellarium/stars/default/name.fab"
Loaded 4359 / 4359 scientific star names
Loading variable stars from "/usr/share/stellarium/stars/default/gcvs_hip_part.dat"
Loaded 6886 / 6886 variable stars
Loaded 88 / 88 constellation records successfully for culture "western"
Loaded 85 / 85 constellation art records successfully for culture "western"
Loaded 89 / 89 constellation names
Loading constellation boundary data ...
Loaded 782 constellation boundary segments
Not using any viewport effect
Creating GUI ...
Loading shortcuts...
shortcuts.json doesn't exist, copying default...
Creating directory "/home/xxxxx/.stellarium/data/"
Creating file "/home/xxxxx/.stellarium/data/shortcuts.json"
Can't find plugin with id "RendererStatistics"
Can't find plugin with id "RendererStatistics"
Loaded plugin "Oculars" .
Ocular plugin - press Command-O to toggle eyepiece view mode. Press ALT-o for configuration.
Creating directory "/home/xxxxx/.stellarium/modules/Oculars"
Oculars::validateIniFile copied default_ocular.ini to "/home/xxxxx/.stellarium/modules/Oculars/ocular.ini"
Loaded plugin "Satellites" .
Creating directory "/home/xxxxx/.stellarium/modules/Satellites"
Satellites::init satellites.json does not exist - copying default file to "/home/xxxxx/.stellarium/modules/Satellites/satellites.json"
Satellites::init copied default satellites.json to "/home/xxxxx/.stellarium/modules/Satellites/satellites.json"
Satellites: loading catalog file: "/home/xxxxx/.stellarium/modules/Satellites/satellites.json"
Satellite has invalid orbit: "DELTA 1 R/B" "08063"
Satellite has invalid orbit: "SL-3 R/B" "10861"
Satellite has invalid orbit: "COSMOS 1220" "12054"
Satellite has invalid orbit: "SL-8 R/B" "29659"
Satellite has invalid orbit: "TIANGONG 1" "37820"
Loaded plugin "SolarSystemEditor" .
Trying to copy ssystem.ini to "/home/xxxxx/.stellarium/data/ssystem.ini"
Warning can't find module called "TimeZoneConfiguration" .
Loaded plugin "TimeZoneConfiguration" .
Simple planet shader build log: "Built successfully"
Shadow planet shader build log: "Built successfully"
Using vertex shader for atmosphere rendering.
Atmosphere shader build log: "Built successfully"
Build log after adding a Mat4d transform shader: "Built successfully"
Build log after adding a stereographic projection shader: "Built successfully"
Satellites: starting Internet update...
Satellite added: "15494" "COSMOS 1626"
Satellite added: "25732" "CZ-4B R/B"
Satellite added: "27432" "CZ-4B R/B"
Satellite added: "39271" "CUSAT 2 & FALCON 9 R/B"
Satellite added: "25994" "TERRA"
Satellites: purging objects that were not updated...
Satellite removed: "27846" "AAU CUBESAT"
Satellite removed: "23768" "ABS-1A"
Satellite removed: "22796" "ACTS"
Satellite removed: "23765" "AFRICASAT-1 (MEASAT-1)"
Satellite removed: "25516" "AMC-5 (GE-5)"
Satellite removed: "37950" "AMOS-5"
Satellite removed: "23185" "APSTAR 1"
Satellite removed: "23943" "APSTAR 1A"
Satellite removed: "22653" "ASTRA 1C"
Satellite removed: "23686" "ASTRA 1E"
Satellite removed: "30778" "ATLAS 5 CENTAUR R/B"
Satellite removed: "37854" "AUBIESAT-1 (AO-71)"
Satellite removed: "34779" "BEIDOU G2"
Satellite removed: "25546" "BONUM-1"
Satellite removed: "27830" "BSAT-2C"
Satellite removed: "38051" "CHIBIS-M (RS-39)"
Satellite removed: "25404" "CHINASAT 5B (ZX 5B)"
Satellite removed: "20322" "COBE"
Satellite removed: "29678" "COROT"
Satellite removed: "12054" "COSMOS 1220"
Satellite removed: "13402" "COSMOS 1400"
Satellite removed: "20693" "COSMOS 2085"
Satellite removed: "21111" "COSMOS 2133"
Satellite removed: "22269" "COSMOS 2224"
Satellite removed: "25315" "COSMOS 2350"
Satellite removed: "26394" "COSMOS 2371"
Satellite removed: "33108" "COSMOS 2440"
Satellite removed: "38101" "COSMOS 2479"
Satellite removed: "24798" "DFH 3-2"
Satellite removed: "25937" "DIRECTV 1R"
Satellite removed: "23192" "DIRECTV 2 (DBS 2)"
Satellite removed: "28375" "ECHO (AO-51)"
Satellite removed: "24313" "ECHOSTAR 2"
Satellite removed: "12309" "ESIAFI 1 (COMSTAR 4)"
Satellite removed: "25237" "EUTELSAT 16B"
Satellite removed: "25673" "EUTELSAT 21A"
Satellite removed: "25495" "EUTELSAT 25A"
Satellite removed: "27554" "EUTELSAT 25C"
Satellite removed: "31577" "EUTELSAT 3A"
Satellite removed: "26098" "EXPRESS-A2"
Satellite removed: "28463" "EXPRESS-AM1"
Satellite removed: "33596" "EXPRESS-MD1"
Satellite removed: "28451" "FENGYUN 2C"
Satellite removed: "25626" "GALAXY 26 (G-26)"
Satellite removed: "26089" "GARUDA 1"
Satellite removed: "28922" "GIOVE-A"
Satellite removed: "32781" "GIOVE-B"
Satellite removed: "22245" "GORIZONT 27"
Satellite removed: "22014" "GPS BIIA-14 (PRN 26)"
Satellite removed: "22700" "GPS BIIA-21 (PRN 09)"
Satellite removed: "22779" "GPS BIIA-22 (PRN 30)"
Satellite removed: "22877" "GPS BIIA-23 (PRN 04)"
Satellite removed: "23027" "GPS BIIA-24 (PRN 06)"
Satellite removed: "23833" "GPS BIIA-25 (PRN 03)"
Satellite removed: "23953" "GPS BIIA-26 (PRN 10)"
Satellite removed: "25030" "GPS BIIA-28 (PRN 08)"
Satellite removed: "15677" "GSTAR 1"
Satellite removed: "19483" "GSTAR 3"
Satellite removed: "25126" "HGS-1 (ASIASAT 3)"
Satellite removed: "25050" "INDOSTAR 1"
Satellite removed: "20918" "INMARSAT 2-F1"
Satellite removed: "21149" "INMARSAT 2-F2"
Satellite removed: "27951" "INSAT-3E"
Satellite removed: "23571" "INTELSAT 706 (IS-706)"
Satellite removed: "23915" "INTELSAT 709 (IS-709)"
Satellite removed: "24742" "INTELSAT 801 (IS-801)"
Satellite removed: "13777" "IRAS"
Satellite removed: "27550" "JB-3 2 (ZY 2B)"
Satellite removed: "20410" "LEASAT 5"
Satellite removed: "08747" "LES 9"
Satellite removed: "23680" "LUCH 1"
Satellite removed: "23305" "NSS-703"
Satellite removed: "20439" "PACSAT (AO-16)"
Satellite removed: "14129" "PHASE 3B (AO-10)"
Satellite removed: "23448" "RADUGA 32"
Satellite removed: "26477" "RADUGA-1 5"
Satellite removed: "34264" "RADUGA-1 8"
Satellite removed: "32373" "RADUGA-1M 1"
Satellite removed: "37853" "RAX-2"
Satellite removed: "13631" "SATCOM C5"
Satellite removed: "25509" "SEDSAT 1 (SO-33)"
Satellite removed: "26694" "SICRAL 1"
Satellite removed: "34810" "SICRAL 1B"
Satellite removed: "25492" "SIRIUS 3"
Satellite removed: "10861" "SL-3 R/B"
Satellite removed: "11933" "SL-3 R/B"
Satellite removed: "12389" "SL-8 R/B"
Satellite removed: "14484" "SL-8 R/B"
Satellite removed: "29659" "SL-8 R/B"
Satellite removed: "22911" "SOLIDARIDAD 1"
Satellite removed: "23313" "SOLIDARIDAD 2"
Satellite removed: "25460" "ST-1"
Satellite removed: "33498" "STARS"
Satellite removed: "35870" "SUMBANDILA (SO-67)"
Satellite removed: "25636" "SUNSAT (SO-35)"
Satellite removed: "24880" "SUPERBIRD-A3"
Satellite removed: "23670" "TELSTAR 4 (TELSTAR 402R)"
Satellite removed: "26724" "XM-2 (ROCK)"
Satellite removed: "28094" "YAMAL 201"
Satellite removed: "28082" "ZHONGXING-20"
Satellites: 100 satellites proposed for removal, 100 removed, 639 remain.
Satellites::saveTleMap() writing to: "/home/xxxxx/.stellarium/modules/Satellites/satellites.json"
Satellites: update finished. 634 / 734 updated, 5 added, 100 missing or removed. 895 source entries parsed.
Unloaded plugin "TimeZoneConfiguration" .
Unloaded plugin "SolarSystemEditor" .
Unloaded plugin "Satellites" .
Unloaded plugin "Oculars" .
Downloaded 0 files (0 kbytes) in a session of 79.543 sec (average of 0 kB/s + 0 files from cache (0 kB)).

Phil (ph35sm) said : #3

Thanks Alexander Wolf, that solved my question.

gzotti (georg-zotti) said : #4

BTW, your hardware should be able to use the current 0.14 series.

Phil (ph35sm) said : #5

BTW this morning I play more with the 0.12.6 .. and same behavior ... freezed.

Where is the 0.14 series?

Thanks for your help
Phil

Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #6

Are you added some stuff (like comets or satellites) into Stellarium?

Hint: https://code.launchpad.net/~stellarium/+recipe/stellarium-release-0-14-lts

Phil (ph35sm) said : #7

Hi,
no ... nothing, only stellarium.
This morning I removed all stellarium and stellarium-data packages. The package ttf-dejavu-core was also removed automaticaly.
Then I renamed ~/.stellarium to ~/.stellarium.old2
I installed stellarium and steallarium-data ($ sudo apt-get install stellarium stellarium-data)
it is version :
$ stellarium -v
Using default graphics system specified at build time: raster
Stellarium 0.12.6

and made some tests ...
#1 run stellarium and go through menus, options after seconds or maximum one minute ... freezed

#2 run stellarium and do nothing .. so it is only display the sky and the sun. It runs Ok
     However as soon as I use the mouse and go to menus ... freezed

I tested from another computer, as soon as stellarium freezed, the computer is really freezed too .. no more ping ...

what can I do to help you find this problem?
Previously stellarium ran ok on a lenovo T420 under also ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS.

Many thanks for your help.

Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #8

Can you disable all plugins in ~/.stellarium/config.ini and check it again?

gzotti (georg-zotti) said : #9

Alex, is V0.14 available for Ubuntu 14.04? The Intel HD5500 clearly should be able to run it.

Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #10

>Alex, is V0.14 available for Ubuntu 14.04? The Intel HD5500 clearly should be able to run it.

Yes, it available, but without Scenery3D plugin.

Phil (ph35sm) said : #11

Hi,
the contents before modification:
[plugins_load_at_startup]
AngleMeasure = false
CompassMarks = false
Exoplanets = false
FOV = false
NavStars = false
Novae = false
Observability = false
Oculars = true
Pulsars = false
Quasars = false
Satellites = true
SolarSystemEditor = true
Supernovae = false
TelescopeControl = false
TextUserInterface = false
TimeZoneConfiguration = true

I replaced all (4) the true by false.

When stellarium starts:
Can't find plugin with id "RendererStatistics"

until now, it is ok. I post this comment and play a little with stellarium.
will keep in touch in a few minutes.
Thank you
Phil

Phil (ph35sm) said : #12

clearly it seems better, more

sorry for the next question ... I tryed to download the file to have more stars but I got:

ASSERT: "starCatalogDownloadReply->bytesAvailable()==0" in file /build/buildd/stellarium-0.12.6/src/gui/ConfigurationDialog.cpp, line 1027

however ... stellarium crashed.
in /var/crash this file:
19850152 déc. 29 19:55 _usr_bin_stellarium.1000.crash

file /var/crash/_usr_bin_stellarium.1000.crash
/var/crash/_usr_bin_stellarium.1000.crash: ASCII text, with very long lines
or gzip -9 _usr_bin_stellarium.1000.crash
12545997 déc. 29 19:55 _usr_bin_stellarium.1000.crash.gz

Where can I upload the file?

Thank You
Phil

Phil (ph35sm) said : #14

oups, sorry how to apply this patch?
I downloaded:
        138560953 déc. 30 09:02 ~stellarium_stellarium_0.14-r8002.tgz
and
        1025 déc. 30 09:44 8002_8001.diff

do I have to recompile all?
Thank You.

Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #15

Yes, you should recompile it after applied of the patch.

Or you can try use 0.14.1 (https://code.launchpad.net/~stellarium/+archive/ubuntu/stellarium-releases)

Phil (ph35sm) said : #16

I downloaded:
stellarium_0.14.1.orig.tar.gz 132.9 MiB
but didn't find the binary (ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS trusty)

I followed http://stellarium.org/wiki/index.php/Compilation_on_Linux but got errors, I think I have some packages to install like "libqt5core5a - Qt 5 core module"

~/Downloads/stellarium-0.14.1/builds/unix$ cmake ../..
CMake Error at CMakeLists.txt:213 (FIND_PACKAGE):
  By not providing "FindQt5Core.cmake" in CMAKE_MODULE_PATH this project has
  asked CMake to find a package configuration file provided by "Qt5Core", but
  CMake did not find one.

  Could not find a package configuration file provided by "Qt5Core" with any
  of the following names:

    Qt5CoreConfig.cmake
    qt5core-config.cmake

  Add the installation prefix of "Qt5Core" to CMAKE_PREFIX_PATH or set
  "Qt5Core_DIR" to a directory containing one of the above files. If
  "Qt5Core" provides a separate development package or SDK, be sure it has
  been installed.

-- Configuring incomplete, errors occurred!

Thank you for your patience.

Best Alexander Wolf (alexwolf) said : #17

Just run in CLI:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stellarium/stellarium-releases
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Phil (ph35sm) said : #18

I did already.
what must be done is to remove all stellarium and stellarium-data packages , then apt-get purge it,
then install both.

$ stellarium -v
Stellarium 0.14.1

Ok

...
Loading constellation boundary data ...
Loaded 782 constellation boundary segments
Initializing basic GL shaders...
Creating GUI ...
Downloading file "http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/stellarium/Extra-data-files/stars4/stars_4_1v0_1.cat"
Found file "/home/xxxxx/.stellarium/stars/default/stars_4_1v0_1.cat" , checking md5sum..
MD5 sum correct!
"Loading "/home/xxxxx/.stellarium/stars/default/stars_4_1v0_1.cat": 4_1v0_3; 1702042"
Downloading file "http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/stellarium/Extra-data-files/stars5/stars_5_2v0_1.cat"
Found file "/home/xxxxxx/.stellarium/stars/default/stars_5_2v0_1.cat" , checking md5sum..
MD5 sum correct!
"Loading "/home/xxxxx/.stellarium/stars/default/stars_5_2v0_1.cat": 5_2v0_1; 7083058"

Seems very good.
Many thanks for your patience and help.
Happy New Year to all the developers !
Phil

Phil (ph35sm) said : #19

Thanks Alexander Wolf, that solved my question.