Subject: Re: GTK applications segfaulting
To: None <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/18/2005 15:22:51
On Sun, 18 Sep 2005 wrote:

> On Sun, 18 Sep 2005 14:15:18 +0100
> wrote:
>> Hi, after upgrading all my applications to the latest version from the recent
>> pkgsrc tree, I noticed that GTK applications sometimes die with SEGV, the
>> "fix" is to reboot the system so that everything in memory is cleared and
>> reloaded.
> OK here is one example of what happens: I booted the system and Sylpheed (a GTK
> application) would not start, i.e. no matter what I did it would die with SEGV,
> generating a core file. After the reboot it was working fine.
> Next time I rebooted, the Xfce4 window manager died in a similar way
> As I said previously, I ran memtest86 for several hours, it didn't find any
> problems.
> The machine is running NetBSD-3.0_BETA, everything was working fine, until I
> upgradded all my applications to the latest versions from pkgsrc.

 	As a check could you see if you have gconfd, oafd, or any similar
 	gnome daemons running - if so, try killing those and restarting
 	the app. Generally they will survive restarting the X server...
 		David/absolute       -- No hype required --