A strange issue. Not critical for me as I primarily use ART/RT, but a bit of a puzzle…
I’ve got darktable 4.0.1 running smoothly on my Linux laptop (dual boot on an ancient MacBookPro circa 2013). No problem here.
But while I once had darktable running on my desktop Linux (vintage Dell Optiplex) - with faster CPU and more memory - now I can’t get it to run. I can’t even get it to start up without locking.
I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled, trying both the DT 4.0.1 flatpak and the 2:4.0.0-1Official Repositories (Community) sources, but after getting/accepting the “database locked” warnings and subsequent acknowledgment screens, darktable freezes and locks up my entire desktop.
I’ve left it for 1/2 hour or so to see if it was simply processing something. No change - still locked up entire system. No mouse or keyboard response to anything, which forces me to power down hard (messing up my desktop settings in the process).
Each time I uninstall, I also search for any darktable config or .cache and delete those files too. Having searched for a solution, I’ve also tried to find the (two) db.lock files often cited as a possible problem. But I cannot locate such files to be deleted anywhere on my system - I’m pretty sure they don’t exist. I’d be happy to wipe them out too, but I can’t find them anywhere with file search tools.
Again, since I use ART this is a minor puzzle than a significant conundrum for me.
But it’s strange I cannot get past these initial locked database warning screens without locking up my entire system.
Any suggestions for a step I’m missing here?