[SOLVED] Yakuake: crashes on Mint 19, but not Ubuntu 18.04

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[SOLVED] Yakuake: crashes on Mint 19, but not Ubuntu 18.04

Post by fusion809 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:49 pm

Hi,

I'm using 64-bit Linux Mint 19 MATE edition (although I can confirm I get the same issue under the Cinnamon edition) and when trying to start Yakuake (package version: 3.0.5-1) I found it segmentation faulted on me and crashed. This error does not occur under Ubuntu 18.04, strangely enough, so I cannot report it upstream. I must admit it did not give much useful information as to the problem, just seg faulted and crashed. Here is what `strace -o strace.log yakuake` & `LD_DEBUG=libs yakuake` returns: https://gist.github.com/fusion809/9c51c ... 2397f75909. The description at the top of these gists should inform you which log is which. Neither of these were very helpful to me. I was hoping there'd be a yakuake-dbg package with debugging symbols for this package but alas in this regard I am out-of-luck. dmesg log is here: https://gist.github.com/fusion809/b5353 ... d6322a4709. I discovered that "System Reports" did mention a Yakuake crash from a few days ago, which would have been when I was using Cinnamon, here's that log: https://gist.github.com/fusion809/55f6a ... 63c544b385. Any ideas what to do?

If it is relevant I've tried installing Yakuake with the cross-distribution package manager Nix (from NixOS), and it too crashes on start up with the error message:
https://gist.github.com/720c4d7e501d5e2 ... 9cd5d9bb5f.

EDIT: If anyone is experiencing the same problem and wants a drop-down terminal with split views (which is what makes Yakuake attractive to me, at least), I would advise installing deepin-terminal, and using its Quake terminal (started with:

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deepin-terminal -q
; I've added it to my keyboard shortcuts, to be started with I press F12).

Thanks for your time
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Re: Yakuake: crashes on Mint 19, but not Ubuntu 18.04

Post by paintdrinkingpete » Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:03 pm

Hey, since I found this thread on Google after having the same issue, I wanted to share that I was able to fix Yakuake by running:

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sudo apt install libkf5globalaccel-bin
apparently it's a dependency that wasn't originally met.

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Re: Yakuake: crashes on Mint 19, but not Ubuntu 18.04

Post by fusion809 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:49 am

Oh thank you! That works fantastically.

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Re: [SOLVED] Yakuake: crashes on Mint 19, but not Ubuntu 18.04

Post by paintdrinkingpete » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:12 am

I'm adding this reply for my own reference as well as for anyone else that uses yakuake and stumbles upon this post while searching...

While the above fix works for getting yakuake working on Mint 19.0, if you upgrade to 19.1 a new problem arises where the unrolled terminal window isn't drawn correctly, leaving you with only ~1/2 of a window. Possibly a bug in the way yakuake animation works with Cinnamon 4.0.

I was able to fix by setting the animation to 0ms. Open the file ~/.config/yakuakerc for editing, and under "[Animation]", change the value for "Frames" to 0.

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[Animation]
Frames=0

kill the current yakuake process and restart it, or simply reboot your computer, and it should be fixed.

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Re: [SOLVED] Yakuake: crashes on Mint 19, but not Ubuntu 18.04

Post by rAllcorn » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:32 pm

I cannot thank you enough!!!
I literally use this app ALL THE TIME! I even found a similar app that I use on my Macbook Pro ... I like it!

Your solution was hard to find, but it worked!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

-rAllcorn-
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