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I am seeing assertion failures in gedit on a fairly fresh install of Precise. This does not happen on every invocation of gedit but only if I Edit > Preferences. The assertion failure happens upon closing the preferences dialog. Since it relies on GTK, I suppose there is a chance that this is an installation problem. How can I fix this?

(gedit:3634): Gtk-CRITICAL **: gtk_tree_selection_get_selected: assertion `GTK_IS_TREE_SELECTION (selection)' failed

By the way, this assertion failure is seen in Terminal. If you launch gedit from the Ubuntu Unity Launcher, you will not see the failure.

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A bug report was filled about that:

Assertion failure when closing 'preferences' dialogue in gedit 3.4.1

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