Save file dialog causes programme crash when renaming a folder

Bug #1105232 reported by sebastian on 2013-01-25
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Here is how to reproduce this bug:
* Open gedit
* Type something and click Save as...
* Then click Create New Folder button
* Type the name of the folder and click on it in the dialogue, then go back to the folder above it
* Now open nautilus, navigate to the folder and rename it

Gedit should now crash. This is repeatable on my system. I am guessing the same bug can also be found in other programmes that use the nautilus interface for saving files (have not tested this, but it seems more than likely). The Create New Folder step above can be skipped, simply renaming an already existing folder.

This problem is made worse because the Save file dialogue does not include the option for renaming files there without launching a separate nautilus instance.

sebastian (meznaric) on 2013-01-25
summary: - Save file dialog causes programe crash when renaming a folder
+ Save file dialog causes programme crash when renaming a folder
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Matthew Svoboda (matt-svoboda) wrote :

This is happening with me as well. All I need to do is right-click on a file in Nautilus and select "Rename", and then my laptop's fan sspins up and after 30 seconds or so Nautilus terminates. (Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Shell 3.4). I see this in dmesg:

[ 548.169680] Out of memory: Kill process 2897 (nautilus) score 934 or sacrifice child
[ 548.169683] Killed process 2897 (nautilus) total-vm:15787312kB, anon-rss:7281748kB, file-rss:0kB

Matthew Svoboda (matt-svoboda) wrote :

Update: turns out my problem was caused by a theme I had installed ("Delorean-dark"). Seems that this shouldn't cause Nautilus to crash, but changing to a different theme fixed my problem.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
affects: nautilus (Ubuntu) → gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu)
Changed in gtk+3.0 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Critical
status: Unknown → New
Changed in nautilus:
status: New → Invalid
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