Recently, I have noticed that many applications don’t start anymore. For example, if I click Empathy in the Applications menu, nothing happens.
Then I try to start it from the command line and I get:
**thomas@the-matrix:~ $ empathy**
The program 'empathy' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadLength (poly request too large or internal Xlib length erro'.
(Details: serial 29 error_code 16 request_code 136 minor_code 17)
(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.)\
The same happens with Armegatron, Quadrapassel, and several others.
It seems as if my “openSuSE Ship” is starting to sink. Is it time for a new one(openSuSE install)?
On 06/09/2011 11:06 PM, thomas23272 wrote:
>> so you have two different /home partitions? like:
>> 1 partition for Ubuntu /root
>> 1 partition for Ubuntu /home
>> 1 partition for openSUSE /root
>> 1 partition for openSUSE /home
>> 1 partition for swap
> Ubuntu is on the same partition. openSuSE is on different ones. And I
> don’t know about swap. Probably on its own partition as well(although I
> almost never use more than 8KB of it).
these commands in a terminal will point out what is being used in either
sudo /sbin/fdisk -l
i’d guess you have to run it in both openSUSE and Ubuntu to see if you
are mounting the same /home partition in each system…
if you are, then you are sharing the configuration files in your home
directory with two different systems…which is much more ‘dangerous’
than sharing the same /home with two different DEs (which i mentioned is
something i won’t do–and, wouldn’t think of sharing the same between
two distros…though some do, but that is too many variables for me)…
at any rate, my answer to your question “Perhaps that [two systems side
by side] is somehow related?” is: yes, i’d guess the problem is
definitely related if the two systems share any partition in addition
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