Segmentation fault: nautilus_icon_container_search_entry_flush_timeout

Bug #804133 reported by André Ventura on 2011-07-01
This bug affects 184 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
nautilus (Ubuntu)
Canonical Desktop Team
Canonical Desktop Team

Bug Description

Ubuntu oneiric (development branch)
nautilus 1:3.1.2-0ubuntu2


nautilus is crashing "randomly" and I've seen it happen when I open some folders (not one in specific), when I change from one open tab to another or even by scrolling on a folder:

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
nautilus_icon_container_search_entry_flush_timeout (container=0x27e3bc0) at nautilus-icon-container.c:4948
4948 nautilus-icon-container.c: No such file or directory.
 in nautilus-icon-container.c


Full backtrace attached.

André Ventura (afv) wrote :
André Ventura (afv) wrote :

Crashed again, this time on a folder with image files; I was changing from icon to list view (ctrl+2). Not reproducible…
Backtrace attached (it seems to have the same info as the one above).

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, it has been sent upstream at; feel free to subscribe to it.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Changed in nautilus:
importance: Unknown → Critical
status: Unknown → New
tags: added: bugpattern-needed
Changed in nautilus:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → High
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu Oneiric):
assignee: nobody → Canonical Desktop Team (canonical-desktop-team)
tags: removed: bugpattern-needed
florin (florin-arjocu) wrote :

Might be connected with another bug I reported and was maked as a duplicate of this one:

tags: added: rls-mgr-o-tracking
Svivi (svivi) wrote :


I think I have the same problem. My system is up-to-date, but the Nautilus still freezes or crashes regularly.
For example when I try to open a folder or a file.
Moreover I can't open a file (or open to the preference menu) which is in the Desktop as the Nautilus immediately freezes.

I don't know what to do with it.

Svivi (svivi) wrote :

I hope it will help you to fix the bug.

When this bug happens to me the icon on the top where we can shutdown the system closes!

Yeah me too, I just get left with my username on the right. I can logout and shutdown that way but hopefully this bug'll be squashed soon :)

This crash happened to me while running Nautilus in GNOME Shell.

Changed in nautilus:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package nautilus - 1:3.2.0-0ubuntu5

nautilus (1:3.2.0-0ubuntu5) oneiric; urgency=low

  [ Jeremy Bicha ]
  * debian/patches/05_desktop_menu_export.patch:
    - Disable a few more items that don't work right in desktop mode

  [ Sebastien Bacher ]
  * git_handle_missing_icon.patch:
    - don't segfault on missing icon (lp: #860659)
  * git_gsettings_signals.patch:
    - don't segfault on preferences changes (lp: #807234)
  * git_no_typeahead_timeout_segfault.patch:
    - better handle the flush timeout, should avoid segfaults (lp: #804133)
  * git_dont_preview_empty_selection.patch:
    - check that the selection is non empty to avoid a segfault (lp: #812015)
  * git_correct_signal_handling.patch,
    - clean some signal handling issues leading to segfaults (lp: #795708)
  * git_close_pane_cleaning.patch:
    - needed changes for the previous patch
 -- Sebastien Bacher <email address hidden> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 12:23:46 +0200

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu Oneiric):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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