LM 18 Xfce - Filezilla no longer launching

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LM 18 Xfce - Filezilla no longer launching

Post by JRG » Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:55 pm

System information at the bottom.

Filezilla was working fine up until this afternoon I've been running LM 18 for a couple of days). Having used it earlier, I went to launch it again and realized I had not added it to Favorites after installing LM 18, so immediately did so. When I went to launch it, nothing (visible) happened, not even a busy cursor. This is true of both the entry in Favorites and the original in Internet.

Thinking there may be some odd ball issue, I rebooted, but that didn't help.

Any help would be appreciated. I will try using the Software Center to uninstall and then re-install it. I do website work (mainly server-side) and a good FTP program (with Secure FTP) is essential.

John
_______________________________ System Information __________________________
System: Host: john-HP-Spectre-x360 Kernel: 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.3.1)
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.28) Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sarah
Machine: System: HP (portable) product: HP Spectre x360 Convertible
Mobo: HP model: 802D v: 58.51
Bios: American Megatrends v: F.32 date: 03/02/2016
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i7-5500U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9578
clock speeds: max: 3000 MHz 1: 2410 MHz 2: 883 MHz 3: 2505 MHz 4: 838 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1360x768@59.80hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel Broadwell-U Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-21-generic
Network: Card: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 512.1GB (19.0% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SD7SN6S size: 512.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 37G used: 6.5G (19%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6System: Host: john-HP-Spectre-x360 Kernel: 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.3.1)
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.28) Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sarah
Machine: System: HP (portable) product: HP Spectre x360 Convertible
Mobo: HP model: 802D v: 58.51
Bios: American Megatrends v: F.32 date: 03/02/2016
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i7-5500U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9578
clock speeds: max: 3000 MHz 1: 2410 MHz 2: 883 MHz 3: 2505 MHz 4: 838 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Broadwell-U Integrated Graphics bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1360x768@59.80hz, 1920x1080@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel Broadwell-U Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-21-generic
Network: Card: Intel Wireless 7265 driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 512.1GB (19.0% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SD7SN6S size: 512.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 37G used: 6.5G (19%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
ID-2: /home size: 138G used: 67G (52%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
ID-3: swap-1 size: 19.72GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda8
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 211 Uptime: 10 min Memory: 832.7/7891.6MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.421) inxi: 2.2.35
ID-2: /home size: 138G used: 67G (52%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
ID-3: swap-1 size: 19.72GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda8
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 211 Uptime: 10 min Memory: 832.7/7891.6MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.421) inxi: 2.2.35

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Re: LM 18 Xfce - Filezilla no longer launching

Post by MtnDewManiac » Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:26 pm

Just out of curiosity, did you perform a fresh installation of Mint 18 or do an upgrade? (It shouldn't matter; as I stated, I am just curious.)

When you try starting it from a terminal window, do you see errors like the ones in this thread?

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http://askubuntu.com/questions/766593/filezilla-not-working-after-upgrade-from-ubuntu-15-10-to-ubuntu-16-04
If so, try the solution mentioned for a temporary(+/-) solution.

BtW, are you running the version in the repos or are you running the latest version? If the former and you wish to see if the latest version works, you can follow the directions in this thread.

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http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2016/06/install-latest-filezilla-ubuntu-16-04/
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Re: LM 18 Xfce - Filezilla no longer launching

Post by JRG » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:54 am

I have always partitioned my disk drive so /home is a separate partition. That means I can always do a clean install by using the option to select partitions during the install. I also have / formatted so there's no junk left by "installing over the top of the previous release".

I'm using the version of Filezilla from repositories.
When I run it from the command line, I get the following (I included the line with the command and the following prompt):

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~
==> filezilla
Reading locale option from /home/john/.filezilla/filezilla.xml

(filezilla:16198): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_widget_set_size_request: assertion 'width >= -1' failed

(filezilla:16198): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_widget_set_size_request: assertion 'width >= -1' failed

(filezilla:16198): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_widget_set_size_request: assertion 'width >= -1' failed

(filezilla:16198): Gtk-CRITICAL **: IA__gtk_widget_set_size_request: assertion 'width >= -1' failed
Segmentation fault
~
==>
That appears to be basically the same problem as that in the link you pointed me at.

Trashing the .filezilla directory is not an option for me. I have an extensive set of servers that I get at with FTP. Not surprisingly, they all have different directory structures, login names and passwords which are set in Filezilla (so I don't have to keep looking stuff up in my password vault — I have a strange memory and cannot remember those things).

I worked around my immediate need by logging into an account on the hosting provider and using the file manager available via their hosting control panel. That's awkward and will not work for all sites I'm involved with.

[Added] Instead of trashing .filezilla, I renamed the filezilla.xml file. Then filezilla started. After quitting, I compared the old fileilla.xml with the new one created by launching filezilla. They were quite different, not just because it saves information about the last time it was run, but also the new one did not have my custom file associations (such as using gedit for viewing and editing).

I launched it a second time and again it appeared to start. When I tried to connect to a site, it crashed. I tried that again, this time launching from the command line and the crash appears to produce the following additional messages:

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wxD-Bus: Signal from /org/freedesktop/DBus, member NameAcquired
wxD-Bus: Reply with serial 2
wxD-Bus: Signal: Error: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files
wxD-Bus: CPowerManagementInhibitor: Requesting busy
Segmentation fault
This is looking more like it is not Filezilla that has a defect, but a change in some library it depends upon.

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Re: LM 18 Xfce - Filezilla no longer launching

Post by MtnDewManiac » Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:29 pm

As a lot of people use Filezilla, the troubleshooting you are doing will likely be of use to others - and to the developer (possibly helping him/her come up with an actual long-term solution?) if you can get the information to him/her.

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Re: LM 18 Xfce - Filezilla no longer launching

Post by Josep » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:02 am

Hello,
It might be too late but I had the same problem and I found the solution that I discussed now.
I found the solution in: https://askubuntu.com/questions/798031/ ... -filezilla.

"
Go to ~/.config/Filezilla or ~/.filezilla.
Then open filezilla.xml using a text editor.
Remove the Last local directory tag.
Save the file again and reopen filezilla.
"

This works fine.

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