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Synaptic windows disappear after a few seconds when opened. This happens also for the Software Center. On running from the terminal it gives me this phrase "Segmentation fault" how can I fix that?

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closed as too localized by Marco Ceppi Feb 2 '12 at 23:59

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I started getting this today with Chromium. Feels like an odd coincidence. –  8128 Dec 17 '10 at 21:09
    
This should be filed as a bug report: askubuntu.com/questions/5121/how-do-i-report-a-bug –  Jorge Castro Jan 16 '11 at 22:47
    
I have been having the same problem ever since a recent update, of which chromium was one of the things updated. Bottom line. I am left with a system that cannot be upgraded or updated. –  Ash G Mar 26 '11 at 2:56
    
This question has not information added in it for a very long time and probably describes a bug in old package versions. I have flagged it to a moderator so it can be closed. If you think that this is still a valid question and that you are still suffering for this issue you can always flag it so that it can be re-opened. –  Bruno Pereira Feb 2 '12 at 22:28

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The definition of a segmentation fault:

A segmentation fault (often shortened to segfault) or bus error occurs when the hardware notifies a Unix-like operating system about a memory access violation. (Source: Wikipedia)

This basically means that there's an error in the program's code, where the program tries to access a part of the computer's memory that it does not have access to. As this is a very generic error that can occur for very many reasons, it is hard for me to say the exact reason why this happens, and give you a solution.

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