Total freeze whenever I open gedit

Asked by mdubuntuone on 2018-10-03

I use Ubuntu 18.04.

From this evening whenever I open gedit, directly or by opening a file that is associated with it, my system instantly freezes.
No cursor motion, nothing. I just have to hold the power button and re-boot the system.

I have tried uninstalling and re-installing, as well as purging and reinstalling.
e.g.
$ sudo apt-get purge gedit
$ sudo apt-get install gedit

The problem started in a similar fashion - I was just trying to open gedit and my system froze, I had used and successfully closed it earlier in the same session. All other programs appear to be functioning normally.

Is there any way I could try to get this fixed?

Thanks

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actionparsnip
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2018-10-05
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2018-10-04

If you install leafpad and open files with that instead is it okay?

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy gedit

Thanks

mdubuntuone (mdubuntuone) said : #2

 Thanks for the response. I will have to try it tomorrow (Swedish timezone) and let you know.
Regards,
Malcolm On Wednesday, 3 October 2018, 22:27:26 CEST, actionparsnip <email address hidden> wrote:

 Your question #674645 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/674645

    Status: Open => Needs information

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If you install leafpad and open files with that instead is it okay?

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy gedit

Thanks

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mdubuntuone (mdubuntuone) said : #3

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
Release: 18.04
Codename: bionic
Linux (my_computer_name_here) 4.15.0-36-generic #39-Ubuntu SMP (update_date_here_sept_2018) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
gedit:
  Installed: 3.28.1-1ubuntu1
  Candidate: 3.28.1-1ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 3.28.1-1ubuntu1 500
        500 http://se.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Leafpad and notepad++ work fine. Would you recommend just converting?

Do you use the highlighting in gedit or do you just want a GUI text editor?

mdubuntuone (mdubuntuone) said : #5

Basically I use it as a text editor for code, so the highlighting for keywords is useful.
However, I can learn to live without it.

If you code a lot I can recommend sublime or similar

mdubuntuone (mdubuntuone) said : #7

Thanks.

I will close of this conversation now: Basic solution for anyone reading - abandon gedit.

mdubuntuone (mdubuntuone) said : #8

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.