Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have upgraded MySQL workbench to one in repos (I purged the first version). It works fine with Server adminstration and it opens fine previously opened file on startup but when I open another file I get the dialog to confirm closure of current file and program hangs...until I force quit.

I have googled and it seems no body else is affected. Before I upgraded to Natty I had updated Gimp to 2.8 that affected some software (shotwell being one of them and now it works fine) .

I've run out of ideas and I welcome any help


share|improve this question
up vote 0 down vote accepted

Thanks God for this Idea, I tried and it worked. It seems the current configurations left by previous version are somehow incompatible with previous ones or something corrupted. So I did this command (be careful the directories are right as there is no undo)

cd ~/
rm -rfv .mysql/workbench/

Note that this does not fix the problem of program hanging when using using recent files menu. So do not use recent files with this workaround

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.