Feb 8, 2007

picasa + suse: ulimit -v unlimited

I installed Picasa on openSUSE 10.2 but it would not start.

After some playing with WINEDEBUG=1 and strace I noticed many failures of mmap. Kissed by the debugging muse I tried ulimit -v unlimited and that was it. Problem solved. See also SOFTVIRTUALLIMIT in /etc/sysconfig/ulimit.

Level 2: take the directory with 3500 images and sort it somehow.

3 comments:

Shak said...

Hey Martin,

Thanks for publishing your tip on using Google Picasa with OpenSUSE 10.2; I tried running "ulimit -v unlimited" and setting SOFTVIRTUALLIMIT to 0 in /etc/sysconfig/ulimit

Instead of nothing, I got the license dialog. Upon accepting the agreement, I got nothing. Now I'm back to getting nothing when try to load Picasa.

Maybe I should simply find an open source photo organizer...

Daniel Shakhmundes
Decrypting Reality

vimal said...

Hi shak,
Remove or rename your .picasa folder. It should work

Regards,
vimal

skaap said...

Are you running: ulimit -v unlimited &&/opt/picasa/bin/picasa (or ulimit -v unlimited &&{path to your picasa installation}/bin/picasa) ?