Hi, when running Mendeley Desktop with Qt 4.8 I get a "QSharedPointer: pointer 0x2663090 already has reference counting" message.
Could you please try try running Mendeley Desktop 1.3 with the —force-bundled-qt command-line option, and see if this helps?
This issue affects Fedora 16 which was shipping pre-releases of Qt 4.8 until recently.
The problem can be worked around by running:
From a terminal, using Mendeley Desktop 1.3.
This issue also affects me on Arch Linux. My Qt version is indeed 4.8.
The proposed solution does not work for me, I receive the following error:
"error while loading shared libraries: libpng12.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"
My version of libpng is 1.4.8.
Could you please try the suggestions at http://feedback.mendeley.com/forums/4941-mendeley-feedback/suggestions/471527-libpng-1-4?ref=title and see if they help? Thanks in advance.
Doesn't work for me either (Arch Linux with QT 4.8). libpng is 1.4.8, thus symlinking the libpng doesn't work.
A fix would be highly appreciated!
As a temporary solution you can install libpng12 on Arch Linux from the AUR (http://aur.archlinux.org). Afterwards the --force-bundled-qt switch worked for me.
Hi, I have the same issue on MacOS X Snow Leopard. The --force-bundled-qt hint does not work for me.
QSharedPointer: pointer 0x217a7650 already has reference counting
--force-bundled-qt worked for me, Arch Linux with Qt 4.8, no libpng problems (1.4.8-1 installed)
I'm stuck too, running Fedora 16, the --force-bundled-qt fix does not work.
Same error here. After running mendeleydesktop --force-bundled-qt I get:
Forcing bundled Qt
Running /opt/mendeleydesktop/bin/..//lib/mendeleydesktop/libexec/mendeleydesktop.i486 --force-bundled-qt
/opt/mendeleydesktop/bin/..//lib/mendeleydesktop/libexec/mendeleydesktop.i486: error while loading shared libraries: libpng12.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
The incompatibility with certain builds of Qt 4.8 is fixed in MD 1.5-dev2: http://www.mendeley.com/download-mendeley-desktop/preview/
Installed on Arch Linux 64bit, same problem. Installed preview version and it works flawlessly. Thank-you.
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