View Full Version : (RePost)Pls help, Fatal error in LauncherX and LauncherX support has vanished!!
01-14-2003, 09:55 PM
First off my condolances, best whishes, and support for the hard time that Cliesource is going through. Good Luck getting everything back to normal and running smoothly again. May I also suggest that cliesource add a links section so some of the most popular links can be easyly accsesible. (and so the newbies will stop asking where to find highres programs.)AND now, on with the real question!!
Here is a copy of the email I sent to LauncherX support on January 6 at about 1:30 am PST.
Dear LauncherX support,
I currently have 140 Programs (including all built in programs, ie memopad) plus severel hacks and ebooks that show in launcherX. The biggest majority of these programs are located on one memorystick. All of my games, books, and a couple of large databases. This alltogether leaves about 2-3 mb while LauncherX is running. I have recently installed 5 games and one hack (all at the same time) last good hotsync. I then moved these games to my Palm\Launcher folder on my memory stick and get into LauncherX. There are no Icons showing on the screen so I click refresh, it then promtly crashes and gives me the error message "Database.c,Line:48,Not enough memory to add 5 records." At the top of the screen it says I have 4.27 mb of memory free. Please help.
Sincerly (a regestered user),
Alex Howard email@example.com
I now have amassed over 165 programs all of my games on my card. And launcher X kept messing up my PDA so I had to delete it until a solution can be found. Launcherx after giving me this message continued to wreak havoc with my Clie. Eventually leading to the PLLS (Palm Loop Logo Syndrom). This could not be cured with a system reset (a.k.a. warm reset; Where you hold up scroll button when you reset and let go when palm logo pops up.)and eventualy led to performing a hard reset:eek: :eek: and restoring.
Please, since LauncherX support has vanished off the face of the earth,as a fellow Cliesourcer, Help!. any legitimate suggestions would help.
01-14-2003, 10:57 PM
Download the "deactive LIII" application from LauncherX.com
Assign one the buttons to "applications" in the "prefs" section. This will call up the default launcher. That way you can avoid LauncherX starting automatically when you do a soft or warm reset..
Once in the default launcher, choose "deactivate LIII" which will close LauncherX.
The problem, as I understand it, is that there is some file associated with LauncherX which cannot exceed 64k. Since I have so many programs and documents, I cannot associate all my documents with a reader or I get that endless loop thing.
I'm using ZLauncher with a LauncherX skin for now. I just keep LIII or LauncherX in order to make shortcuts when necessary.
01-15-2003, 12:14 PM
Uggghhh, there were a lot of great replies to the first version of this thread!! :)
Anyways, as PurpleMD mentioned, the LXDatabase file seems to have problems if it gets too big. The developer knows about this, but I'm not sure why he hasn't responded and have no idea when it will be fixed.
In the meantime, you can try to make your settings so that you have fewer icons displayed. In the LX preferences, you can uncheck Quickword, isilo, and Wordsmith, and set your hack manager and DOC reader to None. If you had documents that were using these options, this will greatly reduce the number of icons you have displayed, which will reduce the database size. If that still doesn't take care of the problem, you can set App refresh to Automatic, which I believe will cause the icons to not be cached in the database. However, this will also greatly increase the time needed to display tabs.
If this happens in the future, you can use PurpleMD's suggestion, or another one is after a reset, go the Buttons tab and set a file manager to one of the buttons, such as McFile. Go to the file manager, and delete the LauncherXDatabase file. This should take care of your problem and allow you to run LX again, though all settings and categories will need to be done again. But at least you'll save all of your other files.
01-16-2003, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by rldunn
Uggghhh, there were a lot of great replies to the first version of this thread!! :)
This is really unfortunate since i did not have a chance to see the replies until after the forum crashed. This is why I did a repost. How many posts had it gotten up to? I know that you were the first one to post. But how many others were there?
I will try your suggestions when i get a chance and let you know if it works. I will also let you all know when and if the developer finally sends his reply. I May resend it at the begining of Feb.
01-16-2003, 03:52 PM
I think there were about 10 or so replies, but don't quote me on that. I think most were on methods that you could have used to avoid the hard reset.
01-16-2003, 09:58 PM
There were a few...but a couple just quoted the LauncherX FAQ...which had the tip about deactiveLIII and assigning a button to the default launcher. They didn't address the issue about that filesize causing a crash...
01-16-2003, 10:00 PM
From the LauncherX FAQ:
Errors and conflicts
When using Launcher X I keep crashing with a Fatal Alert, CacheIcon.c.line:94 error.
Launcher X 1.0.0 would crash if you had applications with corrupt application icons installed. This was fixed in 1.0.1. Please install the latest version.
Due to some error or conflict I keep crashing and I can't exit Launcher X!
Perform a soft reset on your device. After this you will be taken to your preferences panel. Go to the Buttons Panel and remap one of your hardware buttons to Applications. Install the Deactivate LIII utility. Use the hardware button you have remapped to get to the system launcher to run Deact.LIII - this utility will revert your applications button back to the system launcher.
I deleted Launcher X, and can't access the default launcher. What do I do?
Are you using a hack like TealLaunch that ties into the app silkscreen button? If you had Launcher X assigned to the app button, you'll have to reconfigure the hack to perform the default action. Note: You should always exit out of Launcher X prior to deleting to confirm that operation of your default launcher is operating as expected. This FAQ may help if you are having trouble reverting back to your system launcher.
Launcher X crashes with: "Fatal Alert, MemoryMgr.c, Line:6761, Heap ID not found".
This happens when JackFlash is used to move databases into flash memory and then JackFlash itself is removed. Without Jackflash resident in memory, information about the position of those shifted databases will not be correct and Launcher X will crash. To resolve the issue, please make sure JackFlash is installed. Users who use PiDirectII to run JackFlash from the memory card will also experience a crash as soon as PiDirectII is disabled, since JackFlash ceases to be recognized in memory. Make sure JackFlash is installed in RAM or flash memory.
Launcher X keeps launching the wrong application!
We've found this symptom in a few cracked/pirated versions of Launcher X. These versions appear to have a corrupt code base. Please be aware that we DO NOT take any responsibility for any loss of data to your handheld that may result from cracked versions of Launcher X running on your device. Try downloading a legitimate version from this website.
Launcher X runs fine until I touch the grafitti area or enter text, which always results in a crash.
We suspect you have a data entry enhancement installed which is conflicting with Launcher X. Some of the data entry apps that conflict with Launcher X include CIC's Jot (older versions) and Word Complete. We would like to create a list of conflicting apps (and of course fix them where possible), so if you find one please let our support team know.
01-21-2003, 10:58 PM
I realized that one reason that my Launcherx database was twice as large as it really should be was because I had launcherX since before I got really into putting anything on My card. So this means that the database had two entries for every program currently on my card. (One entrie to tell it where to put it while the program is on my PDA, and one for when the program is on the card.) In other words this means that instead of having roughly 200 entries (one for each program, hack, book, etc)It had closer to 350-400 entries (again two for programs currently on card). So now after I have deleted it and re categorized everything, it seems that the database is 30-40 k. I guess some good advice then is if you have extra time, once you have everything where you want it, then you should delete the database and re do everything.
P.S. The database would also have entries for all of the programs that you have installed and decided to delete.
01-21-2003, 11:03 PM
heres a solution: zlauncher.
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