I have been having problems with a report I'm working on currently. When I'm editing one of the files in the report, LyX freezes, and after several minutes it crashes with a cryptic error message "St9bad_alloc".
This occurs most frequently when I'm doing something with a figure float. The most recent occurrence appeared to originate when I cut a figure float from one child document and pasted it into another. The problem appears to originate most commonly when I change the paragraph settings from the default left alignment to center. It also happens much more commonly when I'm using US Letter page size than when using A4. On the current document it happened from the first time when I changed page size from A4 to Letter. I've found I can usually fix the problem once I identify which float is causing the error by simply opening the float and making a change in the settings. Apparently any change works. The report I'm working on is currently a master document with six child documents, using Report(komascript) class. I changed from a single document to make it easier to locate the float causing this problem. I'm using LyX 1.6.4 running on 64-bit Gentoo Linux with texlive-2008-r4. Has anyone else run across this problem? -- ...... Les Denham