I have been using ubuntu 11.10 for 1 year,today it made me surprised. When I open google chrome it just closes itself. Firstly i thought that it is just for chrome and tried Firefox : It also closes itself and one thing more : I tried desktop programs such as image viewer it also closes itself.I restarted it but there is no changing.What can do this ? is it virus or another system problem ? I did not have any problem like this until today..

$ google-chrome

(exe:7166): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap",

(exe:7201): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap", Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Segmentation fault

libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Solved by nvidia-current packet reinstallation.

Segfault still there.

  • in addition to this,mozilla can live more than chrome in this situtation.After i open Chrome closes itself in 1-2 minutes,now i can write this problem via firefox – murat Apr 4 '12 at 16:14
  • Virus don't act like that in the Linux world. Furthermore, to be infected on linux... You've to want this ! Can you give us what happens inside the application ? Launch a terminal type "firefox" and wait it to crash, put the error here (edit your first post) – Bahaïka Apr 4 '12 at 16:20
  • I have a sneaking suspicion it's a broken plug-in. Check in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins and update the question with a list – RobotHumans Apr 4 '12 at 16:23
  • lol you may be the unique person in the world who using ubuntu 11.10 for 1 year :D , it just released at the end of thelast year – Tachyons Apr 4 '12 at 16:26
  • what must i write for chrome ? lol bro i meant i use ubuntu for 1 year,sorry. – murat Apr 4 '12 at 16:30

It seems to be a nvidia official driver problem (libvdpau).

There is 3 options :

  • First, you re-install the package from the repository. apt-get install --reinstall nvidia-current

  • Second, you go to the nvidia website and according to your hardware you download the proper driver and install it.

  • Don't do this one : Last one is to reinstall the libvdpau1 : apt-get install libvdpau1

Finally, it don't seems to be the fault of the nvidia driver.

  • i installed the package,are you sure it is about libvdpau ? – murat Apr 4 '12 at 16:45
  • The fact is the software look for "libvdpau_nvidia.so" but it doesn't exist. So yes, i'm pretty sure ;). Re-installing the package might be the solution you're looking for. What package did you tried ? if it's libvdpau1, I can't be sure about the results (it'll probably don't work because it's the original libvdpau, not the nvidia retouched one which is causing the segfault to your softwares) – Bahaïka Apr 4 '12 at 16:52
  • That's okey,What about segmentation fault ? – murat Apr 4 '12 at 16:56
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    @murat - this is a Q&A site - the way we work is by re-editing your question with new information. Please do NOT hold a conversation in comments. Please tidy up by deleting your comments & copying relevant information into your question. – fossfreedom Apr 4 '12 at 17:56
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    @Bahaïka - a similar comment for you - just keep re-editing your answer with new information and remove old irrelevant information. Please tidy up your comments by removing them and copying important information into your answer. Thank-you. – fossfreedom Apr 4 '12 at 17:58

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