KNIME (3.1.2) regularly crashes (segmentation fault) whenever a Node Description is shown on my Ubuntu 16.04 machine. This issue has started only recently although I cannot point it to a specific action I have taken.
Currently, I can only work with KNIME when I am changing the SWT Browser's default type to a non exisiting browser via the knime.ini (-Dorg.eclipse.swt.browser.DefaultType=mozilla). It then falls back to the text browser and everything works properly.
The segmentation fault seems to originate from libwebkitgtk:
# # A fatal error has been detected by the Java Runtime Environment: # # SIGSEGV (0xb) at pc=0x00007f54423d3e87, pid=16257, tid=140003902768896 # # JRE version: Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (8.0_60-b27) (build 1.8.0_60-b27) # Java VM: Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (25.60-b23 mixed mode linux-amd64 compressed oops) # Problematic frame: # C [libwebkitgtk-3.0.so.0+0x55ee87]
I have installed the two packages libwebkitgtk-1.0-0 and libwebkitgtk-3.0-0 in parallel (both from the offical repositories). Switching from one version to the other using the environment variabel SWT_GTK3 (as described in https://tech.knime.org/forum/knime-general/ubuntu-1604-slow-performance#comment-43068) leads to the same segmentation fault.
Is anyone else experiencing the same issue? Any advice would be much appreciated!
All the best,
- KNIME Analytics Platform 3.1.2.v201604221432
- Ubuntu 16.04