FAQ #10

Why did my Smuxi crash on startup showing the following message: ** ERROR **: file corba-object.c...?

Added by Bianca Mix 5018 days ago. Updated by Mirco Bauer 5018 days ago.

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Why does Smuxi crash suddenly when I try to start it, with the confusing message dialog saying:
** ERROR ** file corba-object.c: line 76 (ORBit_register_objref):
assertion failed: (obj->object_key != NULL)
aborting...

The cause of the problem is unknown, but it's corba/orbit (GNOME) related and did not yet appear under Linux. If you face this issue under Linux, this is what helps to bypass the problem:

delete TEMP/orbit-* and TEMP/gconfd-*

TEMP (the folder containing temporary items) is usually pointing to C:\Windows\TEMP