inkscape error - Mandriva

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  1. inkscape error

    I have the following problem since Mandriva 2007 it happened also in
    Mandriva 2007.1 spring and now with 2008 still happening.

    One of my favorite application is the inkscape and I cannot use it.

    When I draw the first image the program finalize abruptly. I mean, the
    inkscape window opens normally, I can choose help->about and other
    functions, but when I select something to draw, like a rectangle, and
    I use the tool, the system

    The error message is as follows:
    ---------8<------------------8<------------------8<------------------8<---------
    [gramo@mothma ~]$ inkscape &
    [1] 8369
    [gramo@mothma ~]$
    (inkscape:8369): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_utf8_casefold: assertion `str !=
    NULL' failed

    Emergency save activated!

    Emergency save document locations:
    Documento nuevo 1.2008_02_20_11_33_44.0
    Emergency save completed. Inkscape will close now.
    If you can reproduce this crash, please file a bug at www.inkscape.org
    with a detailed description of the steps leading to the crash, so we
    can fix it.

    [1] Segmentation fault inkscape

    ---------8<------------------8<------------------8<------------------8<---------

    When I install Mandriva I choose spanish and following David Mathog's
    instructions I ran draklocal, select advanced and uncheck the box with
    "Old compatibility (non-UTF8) encoding"... then I reboot... but the
    error remains repeating every time I draw.

    After that I tried with the "Old compatibility (non-UTF8) encoding"
    checked... and still the same.

    Does anybody have ideas to solve this problem?

  2. Re: inkscape error

    On Wed, 20 Feb 2008 08:57:17 -0800 (PST), gramo wrote:
    > I have the following problem since Mandriva 2007 it happened also in
    > Mandriva 2007.1 spring and now with 2008 still happening.
    >
    > One of my favorite application is the inkscape and I cannot use it.
    >
    > When I draw the first image the program finalize abruptly. I mean, the
    > inkscape window opens normally, I can choose help->about and other
    > functions, but when I select something to draw, like a rectangle, and
    > I use the tool, the system


    Well I tried both.
    inkscape
    inkscape &

    and did not crash when creating stars, squares, spiral, ascii, ,,,,

    All updates installed,
    $ env | grep lang
    LANG=en_US.UTF-8
    LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8:en_US:en

    $ cat /etc/release
    Mandriva Linux release 2008.0 (Official) for i586

    $ uname -a
    Linux wm80.home.test 2.6.22.18-desktop-1mdv #1 SMP
    Mon Feb 11 13:53:50 EST 2008 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3800+ GNU/Linux


  3. Re: inkscape error



    gramo wrote:
    > I have the following problem since Mandriva 2007 it happened also in
    > Mandriva 2007.1 spring and now with 2008 still happening.
    >
    > One of my favorite application is the inkscape and I cannot use it.
    >
    > When I draw the first image the program finalize abruptly. I mean, the
    > inkscape window opens normally, I can choose help->about and other
    > functions, but when I select something to draw, like a rectangle, and
    > I use the tool, the system
    >
    > The error message is as follows:
    > ---------8<------------------8<------------------8<------------------8<---------
    > [gramo@mothma ~]$ inkscape &
    > [1] 8369
    > [gramo@mothma ~]$
    > (inkscape:8369): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_utf8_casefold: assertion `str !=
    > NULL' failed
    >
    > Emergency save activated!
    >
    > Emergency save document locations:
    > Documento nuevo 1.2008_02_20_11_33_44.0
    > Emergency save completed. Inkscape will close now.
    > If you can reproduce this crash, please file a bug at www.inkscape.org
    > with a detailed description of the steps leading to the crash, so we
    > can fix it.
    >
    > [1] Segmentation fault inkscape
    >
    > ---------8<------------------8<------------------8<------------------8<---------
    >
    > When I install Mandriva I choose spanish and following David Mathog's
    > instructions I ran draklocal, select advanced and uncheck the box with
    > "Old compatibility (non-UTF8) encoding"... then I reboot... but the
    > error remains repeating every time I draw.
    >
    > After that I tried with the "Old compatibility (non-UTF8) encoding"
    > checked... and still the same.
    >
    > Does anybody have ideas to solve this problem?

    ok tryied it on mu desktop system same problem, laptop works perfectly

    tell us everything you know about your system???????

    mabe a clue

    desktop
    p4 3ghz with ht
    1gb ram
    200 gb hdd ide 7200 rpm
    ati radeon 9600
    3d desktop

    laptop
    amd athlon at 1.8 ghz
    256mb ram
    60 gb hdd 5400 rpm
    ati radeon mobility u1 raphics
    3d desktop

    both mdv 2008 all updates, no wondows

  4. Re: inkscape error


    > tell us everything you know about your system???????
    > desktop

    [gramo@mothma ~]$ cat /proc/cpuinfo
    vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
    cpu family : 6
    model name : AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+
    cpu MHz : 1994.358
    [gramo@mothma ~]$ cat /proc/meminfo
    MemTotal: 516008 kB

    But it happens also into my laptop (Dell Inspiron 700m)
    GenuineIntel
    Pentium(R) M processor 1.60 GHz
    2048 KB cache size
    MemTotal: 1278204 Kb
    At this laptop I'm using Beryl and it works fine!

    [gramo@mothma ~]$ uname -a
    Linux mothma.alliance.org 2.6.22.18-desktop-1mdv #1 SMP Mon Feb 11
    13:53:50 EST 2008 i686 AMD Athlon(tm) XP 2400+ GNU/Linux




  5. Re: inkscape error

    On Sun, 24 Feb 2008 20:31:11 -0500, gramo wrote:

    inkscape is working fine here too, on 2008.0.

    Try running ldd /usr/bin/inkscape (as root), and see if any of the
    modules show as missing.

    Regards, Dave Hodgins

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  6. Re: inkscape error

    Thanks David, but still not working...

    As you suggest I log-in as root and try to run inkscape, the window
    opens and some buttons works, but when I draw something, like a
    square, the program crashes

    The terminal's output is as follows:
    [rnaranjo@antilles Desktop]$ su
    Contraseña:
    [root@antilles Desktop]# inkscape

    (inkscape:11054): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_utf8_casefold: assertion `str !=
    NULL' failed

    Emergency save activated!

    Emergency save document locations:
    Documento nuevo 1.2008_02_25_09_45_49.0
    Emergency save completed. Inkscape will close now.
    If you can reproduce this crash, please file a bug at www.inkscape.org
    with a detailed description of the steps leading to the crash, so we
    can fix it.
    Abortado
    [root@antilles Desktop]#


    I ran draklocale and old utf-8 compatibility is off, then I set the
    LANG and LANGUAGE variables checking if combining your suggestion with
    David Mathog's one... and the result is the same crash!

    Terminal's output is as follows:

    [root@antilles Desktop]# export LANG=en_US.UTF-8
    [root@antilles Desktop]# export LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8:en_US:en
    [root@antilles Desktop]# env | grep -i lang
    LANG=en_US.UTF-8
    LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8:en_US:en
    [root@antilles Desktop]# inkscape

    (inkscape:11096): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_utf8_casefold: assertion `str !=
    NULL' failed

    Emergency save activated!

    Emergency save document locations:
    New document 1.2008_02_25_09_49_59.0
    Emergency save completed. Inkscape will close now.
    If you can reproduce this crash, please file a bug at www.inkscape.org
    with a detailed description of the steps leading to the crash, so we
    can fix it.
    Abortado
    [root@antilles Desktop]#

  7. Re: inkscape error

    On Mon, 25 Feb 2008 09:51:31 -0500, gramo wrote:

    > LANG=en_US.UTF-8
    > LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8:en_US:en
    > [root@antilles Desktop]# inkscape
    > (inkscape:11096): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_utf8_casefold: assertion `str !=
    > NULL' failed


    Based on http://groups.google.ca/group/linux....32fa2045701ff?
    try "export LANG=C", and then running inkscape. If that fails, try running
    "strace -f -F -v -odebug.txt inkscape", to produce a system call trace, and
    provide that as an attachment for a bug report.

    Regards, Dave Hodgins

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  8. Re: inkscape error

    Hi

    With LANG=C the problem persists, so I generate the debug.txt file as
    you suggest.

    How is the bug reporting procedure?

    Thanks for your help
    Ricardo Naranjo

  9. Re: inkscape error

    On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 11:48:20 -0500, gramo wrote:

    > With LANG=C the problem persists, so I generate the debug.txt file as
    > you suggest.
    > How is the bug reporting procedure?


    Couple of choices. You can register with bugzilla, and report the problem
    to Mandriva, or register with launchpad, to report the problem directly
    to the Inkscape developers.

    For Mandriva, http://qa.mandriva.com/index.cgi
    They already have a report for this problem,
    https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=28063
    but according to that bug report, the problem was fixed by upgrading to 2008.
    If you choose to file the report with Mandriva, register, and then add
    info to that report, stating that you are still getting the error with 2008.0,
    and create an attachment, to send the strace output.

    For Inkscape, https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/
    They don't have any bug reports showing from a search on g_utf8_casefold,
    so you would have to start a new bug report with them. I haven't used
    the lanchpad bug reporting software, but expect it would have a similar
    facility for creating an attachment, for the strace output.

    Regards, Dave Hodgins

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  10. Re: inkscape error

    Hello everybody

    I want to tank all of you for your help sharing with you the solution
    of my problem...

    Effectively I subscribe myself into https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=28063
    in order to receive all the suggestions around the bug, and today
    Florent Thomas wrote something that resolve my problem: Remove all
    ttf fonts imported from windows vía drakfont... seems that Mandriva
    have some problems with this issue.

    If you want to look at Florent's message is as follow:
    ----------8<--------------------8<--------------------8<--------------------8<----------
    Hello everybody,

    For additionnal comment I would like to inform you that I solve my
    issue on my
    OS.
    I currently work with a dual boot and a Mandriva 2008.0 on a dell
    inspiron
    6400.
    I check all posts related to my issue on the mandriva forum.
    At last I tried an action which was a success.
    I deleted all fonts imported from windows through drakfont (Mandriva
    font
    importation tool), and restarted inkscape. Everything was fine.
    Afterwards I
    imported windows fonts through the KDE wizard and everything stills
    working.
    So my conclusion is :
    - Mandriva and its drakfont has got problems with importation of
    windows fonts.

    Since that opération, everything is ok on my pc.

    Hope it could help you

    PS, the Directory I deleted was :
    /etc/X11/fontpath.d/drakfont_ttfri=50
    ----------8<--------------------8<--------------------8<--------------------8<----------

    I try just removing the /etc/X11/fontpath.d/drakfont_ttfri=50 file
    (it is a link to /usr/share/fonts/drakfont/ttf) but this does not
    work... but when I ran drakfont and uninstall all /usr/share/fonts/
    drakfont entries everything works OK with inkscape...

    Thank you all again
    Gramo

  11. Re: inkscape error

    On Sun, 02 Mar 2008 21:48:49 -0500, gramo wrote:

    > Effectively I subscribe myself into https://qa.mandriva.com/show_bug.cgi?id=28063
    > in order to receive all the suggestions around the bug, and today
    > Florent Thomas wrote something that resolve my problem: Remove all
    > ttf fonts imported from windows vía drakfont... seems that Mandriva
    > have some problems with this issue.


    Thanks for the update. Very strange though. I wonder what font it was, that
    caused the problem. I imported the fonts I had from both 98, and xp, without
    it causing a problem.

    Regards, Dave Hodgins

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  12. Re: inkscape error

    I'm carefully uploading the fonts, one at a time before run inkscape
    in order to track wich one have the problem...

    As Dave says raw XP fonts are not the problem's cause.

    I've downloaded several free fonts, sure one of them is the one who
    makes inkscape crash.

    I'll write when find the guilty one!

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