Ubuntu: Rhythmbox is crashing on start



Question:

I'm using ubuntu 10.10 and until about 3 days ago rhythmbox worked fine but now when I start it, it opens, then after 4 second it crashes.
When running it from terminal I get this:

>    ~$ rhythmbox    (rhythmbox:27420): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed  ** Message: pygobject_register_sinkfunc is deprecated (GstObject)    >    (rhythmbox:27420): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed        Segmentation fault  

and then rhythmbox closes.
What to do?

Edit: Disabled most of the plugins and it's not crashing now, but i still get this when running from terminal:

>(rhythmbox:27420): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed ** Message: pygobject_register_sinkfunc is deprecated (GstObject)    >(rhythmbox:27420): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_unref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed  

Should I worry?


Solution:1

Still no solutions except to remove ubuntu one music store plugin.

Even connecting to ubuntu one then laucnhing rhythmbox solved nothing.

Then i tried to purge all local rhythmbox data so it would start fresh still crashes on launch

  1. Remove ubuntu one music store plugin from synaptic
  2. Delete/clear all local rhythmbox references with

    rm ~/.local/share/rhythmbox/ ~/.cache/rhythmbox/ ~/.gconf/apps/rhythmbox/ -r

  3. Launch Rhythmbox and disable all music store/fm rhythmbox plugins, then quit rhythmbox

  4. Reinstall ubuntuone music store plugin
  5. Launch Rhythmbox again and now it shouldnt crash, renable all the plugins you disabled

or you can try this also Try disabling or uninstalling.

To disable run this in terminal

gconf-editor  

navigate to apps - rhythmbox - plugins - umusicstore and disable (uncheck enter image description here

Or search rhythmbox in synaptic and remove the plugin (rhythmbox-ubuntuone-music-store)


Solution:2

First thing I would recommend, is to upgrade to Ubuntu 11.04 at least. Ubuntu 10.10 will reach End Of Life in a few weeks, when 12.04 is released (which I'd really recommend upgrading to).

The crash likely had nothing to do with Ubuntu One, but it's impossible to know that as you asked a question here, instead of reporting the bug. If things crash, please report bugs, rather than asking questions on askUbuntu (which is not a bug reporting forum).


Solution:3

Well in my case I have music stored on a network share. I deleted some files from the library on another computer. When i started up Rhythmbox it still showed these songs for a couple of seconds and then vanishes. And so does Rhythmbox.

So I deleted ~/.local/share/rhythmbox and it started up without a hitch. It just needed to re-index the location where the music is stored.


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