[Sugar-devel] Problems with Read Activity on XO

Sayamindu Dasgupta sayamindu at gmail.com
Wed Nov 4 15:09:50 EST 2009

It may be possible is something is segfaulting (I vaguely remember
seeing something like this). dmesg usually keeps track of things that
segfault, and you can also take a look at shell.log

Another way would be to use the Terminal:
sugar-launch org.laptop.sugar.ReadActivity


On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 10:47 PM, Jim Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sayamindu,
> I've been having an odd problem with the Read activity on my XO
> lately.  I'd report it as a bug but I don't know how to recreate it or
> give enough information to see where the problem is coming from.  I'm
> hoping you can help me diagnose what's happening.
> You might remember giving me a version of Read that worked better with
> DJVU files.  I uninstalled the original Read and used that one
> successfully for a couple of months at least.  One day, for no reason
> I can see, it stopped coming up.  You'd see the pulsing book icon for
> a few minutes, then nothing.  I'd bring up the Log activity and there
> would be an entry for Read but it would contain no messages whatever.
> Totally empty.  I've seen my own Activities fail any number of times
> while they were in development but I always got *some* messages, even
> if they weren't very helpful.
> I removed the Read activity from the Journal then used the Software
> Update dialog to reinstall the original Read.  It apparently did so.
> However, when I test it with a PDF it shows exactly the same symptoms
> as the other one did.
> Everything else on my XO seems to work just fine, so I'm stumped.  If
> you have any ideas on things I could look at to resolve this I'd
> appreciate it.
> Thanks,
> James Simmons

Sayamindu Dasgupta

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