gnome-appearance-properties does not launch

Asked by Tom Black on 2007-09-18

It just plainly will not start.

tom@bigred:~$ gnome-appearance-properties %F

(gnome-appearance-properties:11846): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **: gdk_pixbuf_new: assertion `width > 0' failed

(gnome-appearance-properties:11846): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **: gdk_pixbuf_scale_simple: assertion `src != NULL' failed

(gnome-appearance-properties:11846): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

(gnome-appearance-properties:11846): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **: gdk_pixbuf_new: assertion `width > 0' failed

(gnome-appearance-properties:11846): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **: gdk_pixbuf_scale_simple: assertion `src != NULL' failed

(gnome-appearance-properties:11846): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

(gnome-appearance-properties:11846): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **: gdk_pixbuf_new: assertion `width > 0' failed

(gnome-appearance-properties:11846): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **: gdk_pixbuf_scale_simple: assertion `src != NULL' failed

(gnome-appearance-properties:11846): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

(gnome-appearance-properties:11846): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **: gdk_pixbuf_get_width: assertion `pixbuf != NULL' failed

(gnome-appearance-properties:11846): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **: gdk_pixbuf_get_height: assertion `pixbuf != NULL' failed

(gnome-appearance-properties:11846): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **: gdk_pixbuf_get_width: assertion `pixbuf != NULL' failed

(gnome-appearance-properties:11846): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **: gdk_pixbuf_get_height: assertion `pixbuf != NULL' failed

(gnome-appearance-properties:11846): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **: gdk_pixbuf_get_width: assertion `pixbuf != NULL' failed

(gnome-appearance-properties:11846): GdkPixbuf-CRITICAL **: gdk_pixbuf_get_height: assertion `pixbuf != NULL' failed
The program 'gnome-appearance-properties' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'.
  (Details: serial 144 error_code 11 request_code 53 minor_code 0)
  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
   To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
   option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

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Tom Black
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2007-09-18
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2007-09-18
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2007-09-18
Michael Bienia (geser) said : #1

Which Ubuntu version do you use and which version of the gnome-control-center package is installed?

I run into the same problem since I upgraded my gutsy this morning. I am running neither compiz nor Xgl (I have seen similar BadAlloc errors running compiz) and my gnome-control-center package version is 1:2.14.2-7.

Sorry, wrong version! Correct one:
Version: 1:2.19.92-0ubuntu3

Michael Bienia (geser) said : #4

I'm running here an up-to-date gutsy and have no problem with starting gnome-appearance-properties.
Gnome 2.20 got uploaded to gutsy yesterday and today. So perhaps this is only a temporary error.
Try upgrading your system and if the problem still persists please open a bug on https://edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-control-center/+bugs

Thanks.

Tom Black (organica) said : #5

I updated Gutsy this afternoon and several bugs I had noticed yesterday and since Tribe 5 release have been fixed.

Update and this problem should be SOLVED.