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    Default Dolphin crashes on right click

    As the title says dolphin crashes when I right click on a file to open it (to select an application to open with)

    using dolphin 15.08.2 KDE Frameworks 5.15.0 Qt 5.5.0. on LEAP 42.1
    I did do a upgrade from 13.2 to LEAP maybe an old shell extension is messing with dolphin, where do I find Dolphin's crash log?

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    I did do a upgrade from 13.2 to LEAP maybe an old shell extension is messing with dolphin,
    Can't be, really.
    KF5 uses different locations for stuff, so old "extensions" should just be ignored.
    I am not aware of any "shell extensions" anyway.

    where do I find Dolphin's crash log?
    There is none.

    You can try to run it in a terminal window, or maybe there's something in ~/.xsession-errors-:0.

    But I suppose it's crashing when you enter the "Activities" sub menu?
    That's a long-standing "problem", and actually a fix has been submitted already. It worked for a while, but apparently broke again.

    AFAICT, this only seems to happen with the breeze theme though, switch to Oxygen and it should not crash any more.

    Or disable the "File to activity linking plugin" in Dolphin's settings->Services.

    PS: a bug report is here, but hasn't seen much activity (pun intended... ) yet...
    https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=351485
    Last edited by wolfi323; 04-Nov-2015 at 12:40.

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    Default Re: Dolphin crashes on right click

    But I suppose it's crashing when you enter the "Activities" sub menu?
    That's a long-standing "problem", and actually a fix has been submitted already. It worked for a while, but apparently broke again.
    yes
    AFAICT, this only seems to happen with the breeze theme though, switch to Oxygen and it should not crash any more.

    Or disable the "File to activity linking plugin" in Dolphin's settings->Services.
    tanks will try

    I think it happens when I download a new file with ff and try to open it with the sub menu maybe it has to do with dir content change
    tanks wolfy


    ps. I'm not sure why I can't tank you again? (press the star)
    do I need to tank someone else first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    I think it happens when I download a new file with ff and try to open it with the sub menu maybe it has to do with dir content change
    I don't think it is related to a directory content change. It seems to happen unconditionally here.
    Apparently that plugin/kactivities5 do something weird when creating that submenu, which causes a crash in combination with the breeze style (as mentioned it doesn't seem to happen with oxygen). Might be a bug in breeze as well...

    Until a few weeks ago (before kactivities 5.14 IIRC), even Plasma would crash if you did the same in the folder view widget.
    But this seems to be fixed by the patch I mentioned before. Dolphin's crash had been fixed by that as well (for a while) back then, but it started to crash again soon afterwards (can't really tell when though, maybe with 5.15?).

    ps. I'm not sure why I can't tank you again? (press the star)
    do I need to tank someone else first.
    Probably.

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    Hm.
    Strange enough, I couldn't reproduce the crash on a fresh Tumbleweed installation.

    Then I decided to delete the kactivities database on my 13.2 system where I could reliably reproduce it. Afterwards the crash is gone now...
    So apparently it's rather caused by some database corruption or something like that (maybe because I also used older versions?).
    I'm just wondering why this time Plasma/the folderview applet didn't crash then...

    Try to remove ~/.local/share/kactivitymanagerd/ (and maybe ~/.kde4/share/apps/activitymanager/ as well to make sure it's not being migrated) and see if that fixes the crash as well for you.
    Last edited by wolfi323; 04-Nov-2015 at 14:11.

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    Default Re: Dolphin crashes on right click

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Hm.
    Strange enough, I couldn't reproduce the crash on a fresh Tumbleweed installation.

    Then I decided to delete the kactivities database on my 13.2 system where I could reliably reproduce it. Afterwards the crash is gone now...
    So apparently it's rather caused by some database corruption or something like that (maybe because I also used older versions?).
    I'm just wondering why this time Plasma/the folderview applet didn't crash then...

    Try to remove ~/.local/share/kactivitymanagerd/ (and maybe ~/.kde4/share/apps/activitymanager/ as well to make sure it's not being migrated) and see if that fixes the crash as well for you.
    will try it, the strange thing is that the crash does not happen every time I right-click.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    will try it, the strange thing is that the crash does not happen every time I right-click.
    It happened here every time I moved the mouse pointer over the "Activities" sub menu and opened it.
    And only then.

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    Default Re: Dolphin crashes on right click

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    It happened here every time I moved the mouse pointer over the "Activities" sub menu and opened it.
    And only then.
    yes I never really noticed that before, I just tried going to activities and Dolphin crashed again even after deleting ~/.local/share/kactivitymanagerd/
    I will disable activeties as it can't be used anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    yes I never really noticed that before, I just tried going to activities and Dolphin crashed again even after deleting ~/.local/share/kactivitymanagerd/
    Just to be sure, you should probably do it when kactivitymanagerd is not running, i.e. outside of KDE (or kill it first).

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    Default Re: Dolphin crashes on right click

    just loged in to lxqt (to delete ~/.local/share/kactivitymanagerd/) and dolphin is fine here, the activities plugin does not crash it, although lxqt seams to default to oxygen, still I might be too dumb to understand the use of the activities plugin, I get most of the other service menu's not sure about activities.

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