Re: evolution crashing suddenly, repeatedly. "insufficient resources"

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On Sun, 2006-07-09 at 10:17 -0400, Scott R. Godin wrote:
> Scott R. Godin wrote:
> following up to myself...
> > anyone have any ideas what could be causing this? I try and run it, and 
> > it flashes on the screen for all of less than a second, and then I get 
> > the message as the below.
> [snippage]
> > The program 'evolution-2.6' received an X Window System error.
> > This probably reflects a bug in the program.
> > The error was 'BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation)'.
> has more detailed crash information along with a proper backtrace now that I've 
> installed debuginfo packages for evolution, gtk2, cairo, and libX11

I was able to end-run around the problem (started looking for options on the commandline in the hopes that something would work)

evolution --help gave me a list of things to look at, and after
puttering around a bit it occurs to me that I could have it start with
-c calendar, so it's not viewing the mail component any longer.

that worked, I got right in to the caledar section. then, the acid test:
I clicked the Mail tab. :-)

back in, no crash anymore. 

Weirdness. I'll have to pay closer attention to precisely where in the
list of all the folders and files my mail is sorted into that causes the
problem to reoccur, but for the time being, anyone else experiencing
this, can try the same and likely get back in again. 

the Evo folks are aware of the issue and a patch is in the works.
Hopefully it comes down the pipeline soon. 

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