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Questions tagged [segmentation-fault]

Problems related to an attempt made to access memory that the CPU cannot physically address. Also knows as segfault or bus error.

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What is a segmentation fault?

In Ubuntu I have faced the segmentation fault error many times. What is a segmentation fault and when does it occur?
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Unity-control-center segmentation fault [closed]

I cannot open the system settings anymore. unity-control-center (unity-control-center:23772): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_strsplit: assertion 'string != NULL' failed Segmentation fault (core dumped)
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Some Steam games won't start up, gameoverlayrenderer.so error [closed]

I'm using an Intel HD Graphics card. For the last few days, for an unknown reason, some Steam games won't start up, including Half-Life and Garry's Mod. Here's the shell output with Half-Life: Game ...
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Nautilus crashing because of Dropbox (Ubuntu 13.04)

I have a strange problem that causes Nautilus to crash: When Dropbox is active and I click (even just once) on the Dropbox folder in my Home folder Nautilus crashes. When I turn it on again it shows ...
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Downside of unlimited core size? Where do core files go?

I have an upstart job that occasionally crashes with a segmentation fault, and I have a few questions about core dumps. First, should I add a stanza: limit core unlimited unlimited Is there a ...
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How to compile GNU Emacs 25.1 on 16.10

I've managed to build and install (using checkinstall) an GNU Emacs 25.1 Debian package on 16.04, but on 16.10 for some unknown reason the compilation fails (at the make stage) giving the truncated ...
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Program[Digikam] chooses wrong qt lib and crashes

I run Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. Digikam used to work but recently stopped working. I was wondering if someone could help me work a way to resolve this issue. I've had a response from the Digikam mailing ...
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Segmentation fault (core dumped) in nam ubuntu 14.04 [closed]

when i use NS2 through terminal i keep getting a segment fault (core dumped) message. g_0zek@g-0zeK-pc:~$ ns lab1.tcl g_0zek@g-0zeK-pc:~$ nam lab1.nam Segmentation fault (core dumped) despite that ...
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Debugging php with gdb

I am attempting to debug a SIGSEGV on PHP on my Ubuntu 9.10. I've installed php5-dbg to have the debug symbols available, however, when I start gdb, it shows the following output: Reading symbols ...
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Synaptic and Software Centre Segmentation fault [closed]

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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Running bash does “segmentation fault core dumped”

I rebooted recently, and now terminal fails to work. If I click the terminal shortcut or use Guake or ctrl-alt-T, the terminal opens briefly with no prompt, then immediately closes again. I installed ...
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Segmentation fault (core dumped) - GIMP

Running 15.10 / 32bit I tried to install Gimp via PPA / with sudo apt-get install gimp and with Software center too. Each time after I uninstalled gimp, I used Purge command. And each time i tried to ...
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Why do a lot of programs crash in segmentation fault?

For a few days, a lot of programs do not launch properly. This includes Skype, Oracle VM Virtualbox, Scilab, Boinc, LÖVE, OMG! Words! and a little Java program I downloaded from the web (RemoteDroid). ...
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apt-get - Segmentation fault: Error Processing package libc-bin

Hi I am struggling with this for the past one month. sudo apt-get upgrade and sudo apt-get autoremove is erroring out with following error E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f. When I am running ...
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segmentation fault when using su or sudo

example of the problem: $ su Segmentation fault $ sudo ls Segmentation fault I tried to compile sqlite3 from source earlier. I don't know what libraries it installed. This may be the reason why this ...
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Window borders missing - gtk-window-decorator segmentation fault

I have been using Ubuntu for about 1 year now and I got a problem just two days ago. Suddenly I started experiencing a problem with the window borders (title bar with close, maximize, and minimize ...
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mkdir crashes bash

I'm trying to create a directory in my home directory but the shell itself keeps crashing. I have permission to write to the directory. I am able to create files in the directory via touch. I can ...
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software-center update-manager both get segmentation fault

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. After upgrading, neither software-center nor update-manager would run. I get a segmentation fault when launched from the console. I can do sudo apt-get update without problem, ...
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Crash during installation of flashplugin-installer after upgrade

I can't install flashplugin-installer after having upgraded from Maverick to Natty. Something crashes during the installation: $ sudo aptitude install flashplugin-installer The following NEW packages ...
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apt & aptitude segfault every time

Suddenly aptitude and apt are both bombing with segfaults; it seems to be related to the cache, as in aptitude I see the message "loading cache" before it dies: Ouch! Got SIGSEGV, dying.. From apt-...
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nslcd segfaults at start on Ubuntu 14.04

During boot, nslcd segfaults with these errors in syslog: nslcd: segfault at 10 ip 00007f49c7798404 sp 00007f49c2f85060 error 4 nslcd: segfault at 10 ip 00007f49c7798404 sp 00007f49c2784060 error 4 ...
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Skype segmentation fault ubuntu 13.04 [closed]

Skype (from depots and website) Crashes with : Erreur de segmentation (core dumped) Tried to reinstall, no .skype in my /home Maybe a clue : https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=154571 I'...
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Chromium crashing very often on Ubuntu 12.04 [closed]

I have changed to Chromium recently ( as it works faster than Opera that I used to use ) but I have noticed that it crashes A LOT under very, VERY random circumstances. Sometimes it can go for hours, ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 wireshark crashes at start of capture with segfault unless ran as root

Wireshark has always worked without issue for me, but upon using it on 13.10 I find that as soon as I start a live capture it does nothing, the screen dims, then it crashes. syslog shows: wireshark[...
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Rhythmbox is not launching

I'm using Rhythmbox 2.99 in Ubuntu 13.10, and when I first launch the application it searches for music and works like a charm, but if I try to launch it later again nothing happens. When I run it in ...
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gcc segmentation fault on Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to compile a C program on Ubuntu precise 12.04. Here's the program: #include <stdio.h> int main(int argc, char** argv) { printf("Hello World!"); return 0; } My gcc version is ...
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'Core Dumped' while opening Sublime Text 2

I am getting 4xxx Bus error (core dumped) while trying to open Sublime Text by using this command /usr/lib/sublime-text-2/sublime_text --class=sublime-text-2 "$@" . It was working perfectly ...
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nautilus exiting with segmentation fault after upgrade [closed]

I upgraded to UBuntu 11.10 yesterday from 11.04. Everything went smoothly except the fact that nautilus wont start anymore. It exits with a segmentation fault. Any idea how to stop this from happening....
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Evince produces segmentation fault

Recently I have installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 on my laptop (Dell Precision M4700, 16GB RAM), it's quite pure at the moment. The problem is that Evince 3.30.0 produces segmentation fault (core dumped) on ...
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Problem with gnome-control-center (Segmentation fault) [closed]

I've been trying to fix this issue for a couple of days. I'm using Ubuntu 17.10. If I try to execute gnome-control-center, I get a "segmentation fault" message. If I use strace -e open gnome-...
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Using wmctrl with zenity prompt causes budgie-wm segmentation fault [closed]

I'm attempting to write a bash script that switches between workspaces with some dialog prompts along the way. I'm running Ubuntu 17.04 with Budgie remix. When using wmctrl or zenity separately, they ...
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Steam/Steamcmd keeps segfaulting on Kubuntu 16.10 [closed]

This is my first question here so sorry if I sound dumb. I'm using Kubuntu 16.10, and when I try to log in to Steam's client the app just crashes. Trying to run it in a terminal just results in it ...
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14.04.2 apt-get: segfault: error 4 in libstdc++.so.6.0.19

I'm fairly new to Linux so please forgive some ignorance! I've installed 14.04.2 Server 3 times now on a Dell Poweredge C6220. Every time the installation appears to complete without error yet as ...
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mpd crashes on database update

Mpd (latest version from repositories, Ubuntu 14.10) crashes when refreshing the database. At first it crashed on every m4a file, even with the necessary libraries (libmad0) installed and up to date. ...
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How can I rollback my GParted version?

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 with GParted 0.18. However, it seems to be inferior to previous iterations of it because it crashes every single time I try to resize a FAT32 partition or when I create a new ...
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apt-get segmentation fault (segfault at libapt-pkg)

Since this morning, I couldn't run apt-get and having no idea why. This is what I did so far: # apt-get update (updating list) Fetched 2.797 kB in 7s (363 kB/s) Segmentation faults... 33% # apt-get ...
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Sword and Sworcery segfaults, how can I reinstall it?

I've just bought, installed Sword and Sworcery via the Software Centre. When I run it, the screen goes black, the cursor changes and then all reverts back to normal. I found the executable that ...
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Why I am getting a segmentation fault opening Guitar Pro?

I am having this hard time with Guitar Pro on Ubuntu 11.04. I am getting a segmentation fault error from the application, but it used to work before on Ubuntu 10.10, suddenly it stopped working. ...
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pop-theme causes gnome-control-center segmentation fault

Ubuntu 19.10 Gnome 3.28 I'm trying to run gnome-control-center Result: Segmentation fault (core dumped) Clear gnome-control-center .cache and .config Remove all gnome extensions Installed all ...
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VLC will not launch 15.10

As a relative noob to linux,I will need some detailed help on how to fix this issue. When I try to launch VLC in Terminal, it shows : yohji@htpc:~$ vlc VLC media player 2.2.1 Terry Pratchett (...
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Various segfaults in syslog; firefox, apt-get and other apps broken

I am working on an Ubuntu 12.04 installation that has recently started misbehaving. It is used by multiple people at an office, so it's possible someone messed things up (although the only user who is ...
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Segmentation Fault and other issues after switching to XFCE

After switching to XFCE.. Many apps are segfaulting including VirtualBox and MonkeyStudio. Apps like Minitube give this warning Creating accessible with different object than the original interface!...
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Segfaults and “Read-only filesystem” after a dist-upgrade

After running an apt-get dist-upgrade on my 14.04 home server, it seems like something may have gone wrong which has left the box unusable. It all started with this: Preparing to unpack .../linux-...
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Lubuntu 12.10 64-bit: programs won't run

I hope, I can get an answer, I didn't find any related topic, so I decided to make a new one... So I tried to install several applications like Neverball or SuperTux and they do install, but in fact ...
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CTRL, ALT, SHIFT or right-click kills some windows

For the last few days, certain desktop applications have started dying whenever the Ctrl, Alt or Shift keys are pressed, or the GUI is right-clicked. This happens on keydown/mousedown. For example, ...
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Get a seg fault hen attempting to reconfigure X after upgrade 16.04 -> 18.04

I finally got around to upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04 on my KDE desktop system, but now my second screen doesn't get recognized anymore, I've googled around but could not find what's working. Can anyone ...
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prelink-rtld: segfault at 318

I'm noticing the following error in my server (Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS). Could you please advise on this? Oct 22 01:29:27 xxxxxxxxx kernel: [1452400.314336] prelink-rtld[57301]: segfault at 318 ip ...
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ubuntu-software crashes after opening

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and last night I had an update to the version. now when I'm trying to run the ubuntu-software\gnome-software and after it loads it writes "software catalog is being loaded" ...
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All electron apps crash me to login screen

Basically, as the title says, any electron app I try to run (atom, slack and vscode specifically) crash me out to the desktop. I was able to run slack for a long time on my machine, but when I ...
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ubuntu 16.04 update gives segmentation fault

performing sudo apt-get update gives the following error: ** (appstreamcli:5640): WARNING **: No origin found for file packages.microsoft.com_repos_vscode_dists_stable_main_dep11_Components-amd64.yml....