When I start Frescobaldi music editor my desktop logs out.

Asked by Eric Fisher on 2012-11-16

When starting the lilypond music editor "Frescobaldi 2.05" in Ubuntu 12.10, the program loads to the point (I think) of loading the pdf prieview, then the display system seemingly crashes, and I am brought back to the lightDM login screen. I am running xubuntu on a very old computer: a Pavilion a230n. I have an nvidia 6200 video card with the latest proprietary driver (something I need to be able to run certain other programs).
Previously, before updating from Xubuntu 12.04, Frescobaldi seemed very stable. I am not certain what logs to look at, so as to provide more information. I use Frescobaldi regularly (I am a composer of sorts), so I hope to be able to get Frescobaldi functioning again as soon as possible.

Thank you in advance for any help.

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Try removing the proprietary driver then reinstall it

Eric Fisher (ericfisher) said : #2

Well, I tried removing the nvidia drivers and installing Nouveau. I opened Frescobaldi and got the same crash that I had been experiencing. I then removed Nouveau, and installed the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-304.64 driver that I had downloaded from the nvidia site. I restarted everything, and started up Frescobaldi. Same crash.
This time I was asked if I wanted to send a crash report. I copied a little bit of the details from the crash report and am including them below.

 xserver-xorg-core 2:1.13.0-0ubuntu6 [modified: usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so]
 Xorg crashed with SIGABRT
 (binary data)
 Fri Nov 16 21:30:18 2012

 #0 0xb759f424 in __kernel_vsyscall ()
 No symbol table info available
 Cannot access memory at address 0xbf92f960

Thanks again for your assistance

If you make a new user, is it ok there?

Eric Fisher (ericfisher) said : #4

Thanks actionparsnip for your quick reply.

I created a new user called testing. I restarted my computer (after its last crash, just to be sure), and then tried running the installed version (v.2.05). It crashed immediately, exactly the same as in my own account.

On a hunch, I went to the Frescobaldi editor's website, and downloaded both v.2.08, and v.1.20 (which I know used to be stable on this computer). I then changed to each of their folders, and ran each program locally (./). Both of them caused exactly the same crash. I don't know if this was useful or not, but anyway... for what it was worth.

Any other thoughts?

Thanks, again, for your help

I suggest you report a bug

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