You can report the bug here: https://bugs.freedesktop.org
I reported a bug earlier today, someone responded in less than an hour;
so keep an eye on your email. And stick to the relevant facts.
Be prepared to submit a copy of your file. In fact, save yourself and
the developer some time by submitting the file with your report.
However, before you do that, you should try experimenting a little. What
happens if you pare the file down to a couple of pages? Still happens?
Keep reducing it until the problem goes away; assuming it does.
What happens if you cut the file in half? Do both halves still have the
problem? Or does only one half? If just one half, cut that half in
half again... repeat until you've isolated the data to just what causes
the crash. (Cutting it in halves over and over to look for something is
called a binary search.)
What happens if you create a new file and copy a few pages from the old
file into it? Does the new file still crash?
What happens if you create a new file and actually type a couple of
pages of new data?
The idea is to isolate the problem. Chances are, it probably has
something to do with your data. Otherwise you could cause a crash with
an empty file. Can you?
if it's not data related, then it may be action related - take careful
note of what actions you perform that cause the crash; then report those
actions precisely. I'd start with the data though because that needs to
be ruled in or out - the same actions on different data may not cause
the crash which means it's data related. If it happens regardless of
what data you use, then it's probably action related - the series of
actions you're performing in the order you're performing them, may be
causing the crash (although my money is on the data).
Once you have a better idea of where the problem is, you can submit a
bug report. if someone can replicate the problem, it can be fixed.
Don't be surprised if it gets fixed in a day or so. But if you don't
report it PROPERLY it will likely never get fixed. Be sure to check the
CC box on the bug report page or you won't get notified of updates and
then you'll be wondering why you never heard anything about it.
On 11/26/2013 12:30 AM, Thomas wrote:
However, I do not have the computer skills to perform brain surgery on
my machine and I would not know who to ask to do so.
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