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Re: [SLE] Segmantation Faults
  • From: BandiPat <penguin0601@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 12:13:30 -0500
  • Message-id: <200502211213.30923.penguin0601@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 21 February 2005 09:54 am, Paul Trevethan wrote:
> Hi,
> running SuSEv9.2 with XFce4 4.2 here
> Could someone please explain to me how I go about tracking down the
> cause of Segmentation Faults that have started appearing in my web
> browsers?
> I usually use MozillaFirefox v1.0. I updated the video player "vlc"
> and all associated dependencies fro the Packman site using Synaptic.
> Everything went without error. Part of this update was the
> installation of the vlc mozillaplugin which I did not have before. I
> soft linked the plugin file to /usr/lib/browser-plugins as usual for
> mozilla updates.
> Now, I get nothing but Segmentation Fault when I try to run Firefox,
> Mozilla itself or Opera?! Konqueror is the only browser still kicking
> (and I do not like it).
> I will remove the plugin and its links to see if that is what caused
> this - I presume it is as it is the only web-related change I have
> made and they all worked yesterday?
> More generally though, especially if removing the plugin does not fix
> it, how does one go about tracking down the cause of a Segmentation
> Fault?
> Paul.

Many times starting the program from the shell will give you quite a
verbose listing of what is happening. Also, you seem to understand
that removing the last things installed/setup, even your symlink, will
put you back to the point that things worked correctly.


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