MuseScore does not open when a network printer is not reachable

• Dec 10, 2016 - 13:01
Reported version
P3 - Low
S3 - Major
needs info

After not being to run MuseScore for some time now. Whenever I tried to run it, the program would crash after about half a minute (without opening any UI elements) with only the following feedback:

ICE default IO error handler doing an exit(), pid = ...

I tried reinstalling, deleting user configuration, etc. but nothing worked.

Today, I have finally found out (using lsof) that the problem was that the program was trying to reach a network printer that was configured in my system but is not available on the network anymore. After removing the printer the program runs normally again.

Platform: Ubuntu 16.04 amd64
Version: 2.0.2 from Canonical APT repo and 2.0.3 AppImage


I run Ubuntu 16.10, with a network printer (connected USB on the modem), usually off.
Never encountered this problem, but not sure I understand your situation.
Is it when the printer is not connected ? or is not registered in the peripherals ?

Status closed needs info

I believe this can still happen. MuseScore tries to determine the default paper format from the default printer, and in case of a network printer needs to be able to connect to it.
Someone with a network printer would need to check.

ISTR there were talks to add some timeout for this kind of issue?