Re: Amarok crashing on launch
Dne, 03. 03. 2011 21:06:07 je AG napisal(a):
On 01/03/11 23:26, Klistvud wrote:
The first thing to check is, does it crash in another user account?
I accept that setting up another user account would be a valid test,
so my question is due to my own lack of understanding: - I would have
thought that an application/ process would call upon the same
libraries that are installed at a system-wide level, no matter which
user is triggering that app/ process. Can you elaborate a bit more
about the relevance of the user account and how setting up a
different user just to test applications helps? Or is this to
eliminate bugginess in the user account? Again, would this not be
picked up by the user as a general trend in her/ his user experience
of the system?
Applications usually honor a set of common/default settings (stored in,
say /etc/default/myapp), and a set of per-user settings (stored in,
say, ~/.myapp). There are a million ways you can bork an application's
user settings without necessarily borking "the libraries" or the
application as such. For example, you could select the wrong output
device in your Amarok user settings, causing Amarok to crash on launch.
Another user, with the right output device configured, may run Amarok
without a glitch.
To make a long story short: yes, setting up a different user just to
test applications helps. Of course, it could be argued that deleting or
renaming ~/.myapp would suffice. However, modern GUI applications tend
to scatter their config files all over your ~/ haystack, so that
finding the offending configuration file may take a bit of effort.
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