[Shotwell] Shotwell 0.12.3 & Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop Crashing on import from SD Card!
lucas at yorba.org
Fri Jun 8 11:54:33 PDT 2012
When you say "importing directly from the SD card reader" do you mean
inserting the SD card, seeing it appear as a "Mass Storage" device in
the Shotwell sidebar, and then selecting it from the sidebar and doing
On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 4:27 AM, Scott <scott_shotwell at dewie.net.au> wrote:
> Upon forcing an import from another folder on the external, it came up with
> a hardware or file error. Will have to look into that... This has
> inadvertently found another bug though as if this is importing directly from
> the SD card reader it just fails and crashes, auto import just stops, but if
> using 'import from folder' it shows an error dialogue.
> Do you agree that it should show the error dialogue on all three
> concurrences if the error is the same?
> On 08/06/12 21:19, Scott wrote:
>> On 04/06/12 05:59, Colin Law wrote:
>>> On 2 June 2012 06:03, Scott<scott_shotwell at dewie.net.au> wrote:
>>>> Hi there,
>>>> My fairly recently upgraded Ubuntu Desktop has developed a serious bug
>>>> causes shotwell to crash on import. I was burnt pretty bad by the
>>>> compiz/unity/lightdm bugs that plagued so many others, so i'm not sure
>>>> that has anything to do with it, but i have found that 12.04 overall is
>>>> less stable than 11.10 was.
>>>> But basically what i am doing is inserting the SD card into the internal
>>>> reader, and when i hit the import all button after it tries to make the
>>>> previews, it will take forever to prepare to import, import on average
>>>> around 10 photo's and then crash with the 'Sorry, Ubuntu 12.04 has
>>>> experienced an internal error' dialogue. I don't know where those go -
>>>> i have been sending those off each time i get one.
>>> Rather than importing into Shotwell try using the Ubuntu file manager
>>> (nautilus) to copy a couple of dozen pictures from the SD card to a
>>> folder on disk. If that also fails then it is not a Shotwell specific
>>> problem. In the past I have had similar problems with SD card
>>> readers. In my case the problem was worked around by plugging the
>>> camera into PC and then Shotwell worked perfectly.
>> Sorry for delayed response, but we have been busy here with the arrival of
>> our fourth child, and as i am a student again and end of semester is coming
>> around i am flat out with assignments, so this got put on the backburner a
>> I have tried copying directly from SD card to the Shotwell library, and
>> then allowing shotwell to auto-import. I dumped an entire 2gb SD card onto
>> the external that my library is on - into three different folders without
>> failure or anything greying out.
>> I then forced Shotwell to auto import the way i normally would (by
>> clicking on the SD card it checks what has been imported because of the hide
>> already imported option is checked). Whilst that took a while, it seemed to
>> take. With a 44,000+ photo and 1000+ video collection spanning 30 years, an
>> auto-import takes a while to register that something is missing.
>> So i think i may have narrowed it down to a Shotwell problem, as the card
>> reader and nautilus seem to talk to each other, the external that has my
>> main photo collection has coorect permissions (it is msdos fat32 fs so there
>> aint much you can do with it), 231gb free and SMART is showing that it is
>> healthy. The only thing i can think of is that nautilus is a little
>> sluggish to give me a folder tree, so maybe that has an effect on things?
>> I would have my main library on my laptop, but at 370gb it is too big for
>> the disk that is in the drive and any tool i have found refuses to copy the
>> recovery sector of the disk as there is a bad sector in it and nothing will
>> touch it. But that is a different story, and i will deal with that when it
>> comes to it. I dont have time to at the moment anyway :)
>> So, to the main issue - where to next?
>>>> I'm not sure how to extract logs, but if someone is willing to teach me,
>>>> am willing to learn to try and fix this rather annoying bug.
>>>> Oh - and i havent tried importing from the camera or copying into the
>>>> correct folders yet, but will do that in the next few days when i have
>>>> to fiddle some more.
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