thunderbird assertion errors when started in KDE-console: (thunderbird-bin): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_hash_table_insert_internal: assertion `hash_table != NULL' failed (thunderbird-bin): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

Bug #782779 reported by HugoHirsch
This bug affects 2 people
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thunderbird (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: thunderbird

I am logged in under a KDE session. Starting thunderbird via KDE-console/shell yields the following assertion error:

(thunderbird-bin:19460): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_hash_table_insert_internal: assertion `hash_table != NULL' failed

After closing thunderbird this assertion error appears:
(thunderbird-bin:19460): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed

The application itself seems to run properly, although I'm not sure whether it's luck or determination.

$ apt-cache policy thunderbird
  Installiert: 3.1.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1
  Kandidat: 3.1.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1
 *** 3.1.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1 0
        500 natty-updates/main i386 Packages
        500 natty-security/main i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     3.1.9+nobinonly-0ubuntu4 0
        500 natty/main i386 Packages

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: thunderbird 3.1.10+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.11.04.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-9.43-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-9-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: i386
Date: Sat May 14 21:36:26 2011
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: thunderbird
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-12 (32 days ago)

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HugoHirsch (ubuntubugs-aiki-it) wrote :
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HugoHirsch (ubuntubugs-aiki-it) wrote :

This bug does seem to be related to KDE - if I do the same in an 'Ubuntu Classic'-session everything works fine and no assertion error is printed in the shell.

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auz (auz090) wrote :

Hope this will help...

On KDE4.6.5 Kubuntu 11.04, I get the same error for a while now.
Just found that this happens to me if SystemSettings->AppAppearance->GTK+Appearance->Widget style = oxygen-gtk
Also, all gtk apps will start with this error but run fine.

SystemSettings->AppAppearance->GTK+Appearance->Widget style = QtCurve

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auz (auz090) wrote :


On KDE 4.7.2 Kubuntu 11.10, I do not see this issue anymore.
SystemSettings->AppAppearance->GTK+Appearance->Widget style = oxygen-gtk
works fine.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Paul White (paulw2u) wrote :

To anyone affected by this bug,

We are sorry that we do not always have the capacity to review all reported bugs in a timely manner. This bug was reported some time ago and there have been many changes in Ubuntu and Thunderbird since that time.

Do you still see a problem related to the one that was reported in a currently supported version of Ubuntu?

Please let us know if you do otherwise this bug report can be left to expire in approximately 60 days time.

Thank you for helping make Ubuntu better.

Paul White
[Ubuntu Bug Squad]

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for thunderbird (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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