Don't background it. If you still want to see the log, tail it in a different term. Look in /var/log (possibly syslog) for any error messages. See if there is still a process for Shotwell running after a freeze. Pure guess, if you haven't got enough memory it may be the OOM killer in action.
Cheers, Cliff On Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 2:30 AM Dougie Nisbet <dou...@katsura.uk> wrote: > I'm trying to figure out why shotwell freezes for me. I can't discern a > pattern. It can happen after a few minutes or several hours. > > I've tried various versions. For a while I was using the basic install > from the Debian repos but that does it too. At the moment I'm using 0.30.4. > > I've traditionally started shotwell using a wrapper script but I don't > know how relevant this is now. Here it is: > > dougie@office:~$ cat bin/startshotwell > #!/bin/bash > > export SHOTWELL_LOG=1 > /home/dougie/shotwell-0.30.4/build/src/shotwell & > > tail -f $LOGFILE /home/dougie/.cache/shotwell/shotwell.log > > I have a large photo collection. About 107K jpegs. I keep videos separate. > There may be some debris in my images folder but I try to ensure that it's > just jpegs. > > When shotwell freezes there is no activity in the terminal window where I > run the wrapper. > > Is there a way I could diagnose this better? > > Dougie > _______________________________________________ > shotwell-list mailing list > firstname.lastname@example.org > https://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/shotwell-list > -- My Amazon author page : https://amazon.com/author/cliffpratt My Facebook author page : https://www.facebook.com/cliffprattauthor My Search on Kobo : https://www.kobo.com/search?query=Cliff+Pratt
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