Failed to execute default file manager (Input /Output Error) [SOLVED]

I'm having an issue in XFCE where the default Terminal, Browser and File Manager launch correctly - but with this error:
Failed to execute default [file manager] [terminal emulator] [browser]
Input /Output Error
I have the requisite  "Preferred Application" set as Chrome/Thunar/xfce4-terminal.
If I run
exo-open --launch FileManager
From terminal, it says:
[1]    4281 segmentation fault (core dumped)  exo-open --launch FileManager
Remember, it launches the app successfully - and the apps themselves launch correctly, it's only exo-open that I have a problem with!  Everything else works great on this system.
Last edited by yochaigal (2015-04-28 11:10:06)

demolitions wrote:
I got the same problem, I observed the problem appearing with those lines in "dmesg", the same library (libpthread-2.21.so) is also present in other software errors (critical and not) since my last update (friday 24th).
I'll try downgrading glibc, see if that works around the problem.
[ 587.042204] traps: xfce4-terminal[1022] general protection ip:7f6500100150 sp:7ffe14c978d8 error:0 in libpthread-2.21.so[7f65000ee000+18000]
[ 592.113288] traps: xfce4-terminal[1026] general protection ip:7fbf1c97a150 sp:7ffe2f916188 error:0 in libpthread-2.21.so[7fbf1c968000+18000]
[ 620.913826] traps: xfce4-notifyd[494] general protection ip:7fa4859a2150 sp:7fff84dd7708 error:0 in libpthread-2.21.so[7fa485990000+18000]
[ 974.008983] traps: xfce4-terminal[1384] general protection ip:7f519df84150 sp:7ffe3573e4f8 error:0 in libpthread-2.21.so[7f519df72000+18000]
[ 974.850083] traps: xfce4-terminal[1387] general protection ip:7f6ed57f8150 sp:7ffec58369c8 error:0 in libpthread-2.21.so[7f6ed57e6000+18000]
[ 975.521687] traps: xfce4-terminal[1390] general protection ip:7f5e91d00150 sp:7ffd70179d18 error:0 in libpthread-2.21.so[7f5e91cee000+18000]
[ 979.179030] traps: exo-open[1393] general protection ip:7fbdd2a24150 sp:7ffe9e0c5608 error:0 in libpthread-2.21.so[7fbdd2a12000+18000]
[ 984.286944] traps: exo-helper-1[1395] general protection ip:7fd5d8473150 sp:7ffd53706a08 error:0 in libpthread-2.21.so[7fd5d8461000+18000]
[ 1012.318773] traps: xfce4-terminal[1502] general protection ip:7ffb62b1b150 sp:7fffd5c986f8 error:0 in libpthread-2.21.so[7ffb62b09000+18000]
[ 1101.456187] traps: xfce4-terminal[1521] general protection ip:7f3285cf2150 sp:7fff3c6df158 error:0 in libpthread-2.21.so[7f3285ce0000+18000]
[ 1102.120447] traps: xfce4-terminal[1525] general protection ip:7fdd50c3a150 sp:7ffe96656ce8 error:0 in libpthread-2.21.so[7fdd50c28000+18000]
[ 1103.246180] traps: xfce4-terminal[1529] general protection ip:7f93f2b49150 sp:7ffc539d34e8 error:0 in libpthread-2.21.so[7f93f2b37000+18000]
[ 1103.976302] traps: xfce4-terminal[1532] general protection ip:7f6a55204150 sp:7ffd13eb77f8 error:0 in libpthread-2.21.so[7f6a551f2000+18000]
[ 1118.718286] traps: xfce4-terminal[1953] general protection ip:7efc94fb9150 sp:7ffd6f5fbed8 error:0 in libpthread-2.21.so[7efc94fa7000+18000]
[ 1160.851856] traps: xfce4-terminal[1992] general protection ip:7f39aaddb150 sp:7ffdb4478aa8 error:0 in libpthread-2.21.so[7f39aadc9000+18000]
[ 1165.279367] traps: xfce4-terminal[2004] general protection ip:7f3a50756150 sp:7ffd743c07b8 error:0 in libpthread-2.21.so[7f3a50744000+18000]
[ 1173.696850] traps: xfce4-terminal[2008] general protection ip:7f0930b98150 sp:7ffc5cd54e78 error:0 in libpthread-2.21.so[7f0930b86000+18000]
[ 1177.567234] traps: xfce4-terminal[2011] general protection ip:7f5ea2222150 sp:7ffd81d4e898 error:0 in libpthread-2.21.so[7f5ea2210000+18000]
Tried downgrading glibc from 2.21-3 to 2.21-2 as this is the package which contains libpthread.so, and on my other arch workstations I don't have the issue, but to no avail, same error box pops up when using exo-open, and my IDEs are not starting.
I'll try comparing installed packages versions on both workstations.

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