For several weeks, I've been having trouble with software-center under Ubuntu 13.04. It crashes silently, just a few seconds after execution. After each crash, syslog records a cryptic error:
Oct 3 23:14:11 mattbuntu kernel: [24085.941708] traps: software-center trap int3 ip:7f9ac3880135 sp:7fffaf98bf60 error:0
Software-center emits the following error when executed from the terminal:
[matt@mattbuntu:~]$software-center ** (software-center:4114): WARNING **: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-QORifKNTUU: Connection refused 2013-10-04 18:18:21,219 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2013-10-04 18:18:21,991 - softwarecenter.plugin - INFO - activating plugin '<module 'webapps_activation' from '/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/plugins/webapps_activation.pyc'>' 2013-10-04 18:18:22,001 - softwarecenter.fixme - WARNING - logs to the root logger: '('/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gi/importer.py', 51, 'find_module')' 2013-10-04 18:18:22,000 - root - ERROR - Could not find any typelib for LaunchpadIntegration 2013-10-04 18:18:22,062 - softwarecenter.db.pkginfo_impl.aptcache - INFO - aptcache.open() 2013-10-04 18:18:25,068 - softwarecenter.fixme - WARNING - logs to the root logger: '('/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/utils.py', 271, 'get_title_from_html')' 2013-10-04 18:18:25,068 - root - WARNING - failed to parse: '<div style="background-color: #161513; width:1680px; height:200px;"> <div style="background: url('/site_media/exhibits/2013/09/AAMFP_Leaderboard_700x200_1.jpg') top left no-repeat; width:700px; height:200px;"></div> </div>' ('ascii' codec can't encode character u'\xa0' in position 70: ordinal not in range(128)) 2013-10-04 18:18:25,069 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.views.lobbyview - WARNING - skipping exhibit for: 'u'amnesia-amfp'' not available 2013-10-04 18:18:25,070 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.views.lobbyview - WARNING - skipping exhibit for: 'u'wakfu'' not available (software-center:4114): Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'software-center' received an X Window System error. This probably reflects a bug in the program. The error was 'BadDrawable (invalid Pixmap or Window parameter)'. (Details: serial 2575 error_code 9 request_code 62 minor_code 0) (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 GDK_SYNCHRONIZE environment variable to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.) Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped)
I have tried reinstalling the package, but that did not work. Any help will be appreciated.