Bug#613560: vim-gnome: Hangs on startup
jamessan at debian.org
Tue Feb 15 18:29:18 UTC 2011
reassign 613560 libgl1-nvidia-glx
forcemerge 612998 613560
On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 1:22 PM, Tony Houghton <h at realh.co.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 13:00:57 -0500
> James Vega <jamessan at debian.org> wrote:
>> On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 12:51 PM, Tony Houghton <h at realh.co.uk> wrote:
>> > gvim hangs on startup. It doesn't open a window and it uses 100% of one
>> > CPU core and does not return to the calling terminal. I have to use kill
>> > -KILL to stop it. I've tried with -u NONE etc and it doesn't make any
>> > difference. I tried strace gvim to see if I could work out where it was
>> > hanging and it worked normally!
>> Do you have libgl1-nvidia-glx version 260.19.21-1 installed?
> Yes, and uninstalling it and using nouveau does seem to be a cure. I did
> see #612998 but thought it was a different problem because it was
> affecting child processes of vim, not vim itself. But perhaps the OP was
> using console vim instead of gvim.
When you run gvim, it forks itself to release control back to the
application that started it (e.g., so you can still use the terminal).
Since the problem is happening in the fork, that would explain why
you're seeing this with gvim. You're right that I was just using
vim-gtk in the terminal when I did the testing before reporting #612998.
GPG Key: 1024D/61326D40 2003-09-02 James Vega <jamessan at debian.org>
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