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I just downloaded the tar.gz file for the "KoalaWriter", a word editor that helps focus on the writing. In the Terminal I went to the folder "KoalaWriter" in my home directory, then did exactly what was described in the Readme.txt. After that the program doesn't run with the error "segmentation fault (core dumped)". What could be wrong and how could it be fixed? Am using Kubuntu 12.04.

I read general posts about segmentation faults, but it seems to depend on each software's case. Any experience with KoalaWriter?

Install Instructions of the Readme.txt:

To compile this application you need the Qt4 library, you can find it here: http://qt.nokia.com. You need the phonon module for the audio.

On a Debian or derivates systems (Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Linux Mint ecc.) you can install dependecies by typing: sudo apt-get install build-essential qt4-dev-tools libphonon-dev

To Compile type: qmake

and then: make

To run type: ./KoalaWriter

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What parameters are you running it with? Do you have all of the prerequisites described?

A well-made program should never segfault (except in the most extraneous of circumstances). It's probably expecting something to be there that isn't.

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Okay, that might be. I typed "sudo apt-get install build-essential qt4-dev-tools libphonon-dev" and thought that would install all the described and necessary dependencies. About 200MB were installed. Or would I need to get this Qt4 library from somewhere else? What do you mean with parameters I'm running it with? (As you can probably tell, I am new to the Ubuntu world). –  Thod Jan 16 at 21:59
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If you can live with an earlier version of the program the issue is solved. There seems to have been a general problem in Kubuntu 12.04 with version 1.0.1 of the KoalaWriter. See https://code.google.com/p/koalawriter/issues/detail?id=6

Now, I just downloaded the other version 1.0.0, did the installation as described in the README.txt and it works just fine. Using "sudo" before the commands is not necessary.

Thanks.

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