I just installed the new version of Ubuntu 11.10 (64 bit). Mr processor is intel i7. I am noticing that Gedit is having problems starting up. I start it then it crashes out with no error message and I have to click the icon again to start it. I am having the same problem with the built in file manager. I will click on some folder and the window for the application will close entirely. Any ideas?

  • Is this an upgrade? – Oli Oct 17 '11 at 0:09
  • Have you tried launching gedit from the terminal to see if its giving any error codes or issues? – Anduril Oct 18 '11 at 22:59

If this is an upgrade, you might be bringing forward old configuration that could be messing things up. I suggest you run the following to reset the configuration:

mv ~/.gconf/apps/gedit-2{,-OLD}
mv ~/.config/gedit{,-OLD}
mv ~/.gnome2/gedit{,-OLD}

After you've done that, gedit should start with a fresh configuration if it doesn't you might want to run find ~ -name '*gedit*' and see if there are any other places that config is hiding out.

If that doesn't help, you want to file a bug!

ubuntu-bug gedit
  • I installed Ocelot again this time checking the box "download updates while installing". All my problems seemed to vanish and what I am left with is a kick a** OS. – Eae Oct 20 '11 at 1:24

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