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    Default Applications crashes without any known reason

    Hi there,

    on my Netbook i run Opensuse 11.4, it works fine until a couple Days.
    Since there more and more Apps wont start anymore.
    For example Dolphin, Yast, Ocular and so on… so better say´d, only Thunderbird and Firefox still running.
    I dont get any Error Messages or something like this, when i start a Application there just pop´s the Program Bar in the Start Menu and then after that (normally the Window of the Program would be shown) it just disappears.
    Dumb on that is, that i even cant backup my Data, because Dolphin dont show up anymore.

    Cant someone help please? It get´s kinda urgent for me


    Thanks in Advance


    Andy

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    Default Re: Applications crashes without any known reason

    Try to start any of the "broken" apps from the command line in a konsole window and report the error messages if any.
    Technology is 'stuff that doesn't work yet.' -- Bran Ferren

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    Default Re: Applications crashes without any known reason

    Dumb on that is, that i even cant backup my Data, because Dolphin dont show up anymore.
    Dolphin is not the preferred backup tool. The command line is your friend. Try:

    Code:
    cp -a /path/to/source/* /path/to/destination/
    This will recursively copy everything under the .../source/ directory to .../destination/

    You may have to be root to do this, depending on the permissions of the stuff you want to copy. Be aware that this method is easy but not complete. It will omit hidden files. Even better is to use rsync (check the manual with 'man rsync').
    Technology is 'stuff that doesn't work yet.' -- Bran Ferren

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    Default Re: Applications crashes without any known reason

    Just an idea that I got reading your problem description. Are you sure none of your file systems is full? That would let crash almost any program.
    use:
    Code:
    df -h
    Anything above 94% full will kill you.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Applications crashes without any known reason

    Sorry to answer that late……

    well im a Terminal Noob (almost do anything with MacOSX)
    But im astounded now, even the Terminal will start…… wow that seems heavy to me……

    @hcvv no there is really enough place over (im using a 100GB Drive and maybe 4GB are in use)


    What to do now? Is there a possibility to first backup data (i dont know even the Path, when i stick in my USB Drive) and afterwords is there something like in OSX to Repair the System (without new installation) )

    Thanks in Advance and best wishes from Germany

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    That is not an answer to my question. But when you want toleave it at that, that is OK with me.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Applications crashes without any known reason

    On 2011-07-13 10:36, Triggertrix wrote:
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    > Hi there,
    >
    > on my Netbook i run Opensuse 11.4, it works fine until a couple Days.


    What did you change? Updates?

    > Since there more and more Apps wont start anymore.


    Try with a new user.

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    (from 11.4 x86_64 "Celadon" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: Applications crashes without any known reason

    On 07/14/2011 09:06 PM, Triggertrix wrote:
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    > Thanks in Advance and best wishes from Germany


    maybe you would have better luck in our forum for German speakers (not
    that you are unwelcome here...you may use either or both):

    go here http://forums.opensuse.org/ and scroll down to the section
    "Deutsch (German)" and find links to

    Hilfe und Helfen: Installation/Administration, Anwendungen, Desktop,
    Hardware, Netzwerk

    Community/Talk: Lob & Kritik, Ankündigungen und Neues, Allgemeines
    Gequatsche

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    Default Re: Applications crashes without any known reason

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    That is not an answer to my question. But when you want toleave it at that, that is OK with me.
    uhm, i guess i dont get the point,
    Are you sure none of your file systems is full?
    That means to me that i dont have enough Harddisc Space, right? If taht means anything else, please let me know, im just a normal User and not that much in it, sorry.

    The Command "df -h" i cant fire up, because my Terminal will not start… i dont know if there is any other option to do that, i just know Start Menu>Applications>Terminal or Alt+F2>Terminal>Enter


    What did you change? Updates?
    I really dont know, my Girlfriend was on it, surfed around with Firefox and told me afterwords that the hole Computer was freezed for a couple Sec´s, after she could not do anything to fix it, she do a warm Restart. After this the Problems are. Thats all i could figure out from here.
    .

    Try with a new user.
    I cant, everything is crashing, just Thunderbird and Firefox are still running. (Wonder why, but im glad)

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    On 07/15/2011 09:36 AM, Triggertrix wrote:
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    > The Command "df -h" i cant fire up, because my Terminal will not
    > start… i dont know if there is any other option to do that


    boot, and at the first green screen (where you pick default or fail
    safe) type the number 3 and hit enter

    you will land at a full screen terminal with a log in prompt...log in as
    yourself and then do

    Code:
    df -h
    when you have seen the output (and copied it, if you need--you don't if
    none of the percent used is over 90%) then just do this:

    Code:
    su -
    init 5
    and, you should then get a GUI log in prompt...

    or

    Code:
    sudo shutdown -h now
    to shutdown..

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    Last edited by hcvv; 15-Jul-2011 at 04:55. Reason: disatrious ;) typo removed

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