David Pottage david at
Sun Jul 27 10:44:51 CEST 2008

On Saturday 26 July 2008 22:15:54 David Pottage wrote:

> The SMS applet on my phone is doing the same.
> If I try to start it from the command line. I get 4 coppies of the error
> message:
> Gtk-WARNING **:gtk_widget_size_allocate(): attempt to allocate widget with
> width -11 and height -11
> and a Segmentation fault.

I have just reproduced the bug again gdb I now get:

Program received signal SIGSEGV ...

0x40c3786c in g_utf8_casefold() from /usr/lib/

And that is as far as I can get.

It is a fatal bug in a fundamental bit of phone software, that no one is 
attempting to fix. I know that everything about the freerunner is alpha 
quality and that I should not expect anything to work properly, but I would 
expect an environment where bugs like this are easy to fix. Instead no one is 

Thanks to the confusion over distros, I am not willing to look at this any 
further, because I have no idea if the GTK based messaging application will 
be in use in 3 months time, so any effort I put into further isolating or 
fixing this bug could be wasted.


On a separate note, does anyone know where in the filing system the received 
messages are stored, as I would like to write a script to parse them. 
Grepping the entire filing system for likely words has not found anything.

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