Synfig freezes on Vista and shuts down after five minutes.

Greeting All.

I installed Synfig well enough, following the video tutorial on youtube. Thanks for that.

I find I have to save after every operation, because it will shut down randomly, between five and ten minutes of use, sometimes less.

Any suggestions?

Thanks a lot.


Did you use the “Set affinity” option in Task Manager to restrict Synfig to using a single CPU? If you are running on a multicore processor, Synfig can be very unstable. More information is available here.

Good luck using Synfig!

Nikitakit, thanks for the reply.

Yes, I downloaded the utility to set affinity with, and followed all install instructions very carefully.

I really like this program, and look forward to a workaround.


Can you post details of your PC configuration? What type of CPU, speed, amount of RAM, which version of Vista, Which versions of GTK, Synfig you are using?


Thanks Chris,

OS Name Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebook PC
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz, 2001 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Hewlett-Packard F.45, 1/16/2008
SMBIOS Version 2.4
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = “6.0.6001.18000”
User Name X-PC\X
Time Zone FLE Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 1.78 GB
Total Virtual Memory 6.19 GB
Available Virtual Memory 4.89 GB
Page File Space 3.29 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

Currently Synfig is unistalled, as I have a fresh install. Haven’t had a chance to reload it. I was using the latest downloads from the website.