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Re: aterm segmentation fault

On Sat, Dec 02, 2006 at 18:50:35 -0600, Autumn Lansing wrote:
> Aterm has suddenly decided to stop working.  When I call it from the menu  
> it fails to start.  When trying to run a command that uses aterm through  
> nedit I receive a segmentation fault error.  Running an strace verifies  
> the segmentation fault, though the results of the strace are pretty much  
> Greek to me.  Bash works correctly, though xterm is also affected by this  
> problem.  When I attempt to run xterm it ties up all my CPU, and I can't  
> do anything else.  I'm forced to reboot.  I installed rxvt to check it  
> too, and it produces that same results as xterm.
> This all occured after I changed my video card.  I was using an old Nvidia  
> TNT2 and installed an Nvidia GeForce FX5200.  Aterm worked before this but  
> not after.  I have removed and installed aterm to no success.  I've  
> tracked down all the common files between aterm, xterm, and rxvt and can't  
> find a bug report that describes my problem, and I can't find anything on  
> google, so I'm at a loss on how to fix this problem.  Any ideas?
> Ending result of strace:


If you can trace the problem back to the change of video cards, then it
might be worthwhile to check for problems with the graphics driver.
Which driver are you using? Are you using any special options such as
RenderAccel? Are there any suspicious messages or warnings in
/var/log/Xorg.0.log? (/var/log/XFree86.0.log if you run Sarge)


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