How To: Fix Eye of Gnome / Cairo crashes when loading large images

If Eye of Gnome is crashing when attempting to load large images (think 10MB and up), you can typically fix it by modifying the kernel SHM (shared memory) settings – in this case upping the max shared memory to 512MB thus:

Try adding the following to /etc/sysctl.conf and run ‘sysctl -p’ or reboot:

Source: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cairo/+bug/1241752/comments/4

This worked for me, so hopefully it’ll work for you also.

Cheers!