A segmentation fault (often shortened to segfault) or bus error occurs when the hardware notifies a Unix-like Operating system about a memory access violation.

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I have trouble analysing the cause of this (firefox) segfault

When executed within a minimal (unprivileged) LXC container, firefox segfaults (other graphical applications work fine). I'am unable to find the exact cause of this segfault (which is most likely due ...
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Segmentation fault (core dumped) - to where? what is it? and why?

When a segmentation fault occurs in Linux, the error message Segmentation fault (core dumped) will be printed to the terminal (if any), and the program will be terminated. As a C/C++ dev, this happens ...
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Segmentation fault with VLC 2.2.1 on Debian

I know there are plenty of questions like this across the Internet but no fix for this seems to work for me. I'm having an issue where VLC segfaults on startup (NOT when opening a file). No other ...
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ArchLinux QT5 Segfault

I am having a problem with the Deepin launcher (dde-launcher). I managed to set up an Arch Linux and I like it but now I run into a problem: the launcher of Deepin is not working. I am not able to ...
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ssh cannot open remote window, Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Actually, the remote window can be opened, but only for a short time. I mean it is OK to open the remote window when ssh connected, but the remote window cannot be opened later, for example after 30 ...
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How does a Segmentation Fault work under-the-hood?

I can't seem to find any information on this aside from "the CPU's MMU sends a signal" and "the kernel directs it to the offending program, terminating it". I assumed that it probably sends the ...
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Starting sddm causes libX11.so.6.3.0 to segfault under Kubuntu 15.10/Linux 4.4/nvidia

After installation of kernel 4.4.0 on my Kubuntu 15.10 box, starting sddm causes segfaults: sddm-greeter[5167]: segfault at e4 ip 00007f5295601b50 sp 00007fff46e769a8 error 4 in ...
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libc segfaults while compiling dev-lang/yasm

I am trying to compile dev-lang/yasm inside a funtoo chroot and consistently get segfaults. Any ideas what I should try: [Fri Jan 1 14:54:33 2016] re2c[14786]: segfault at 0 ip 00007f5ad4d4dd5b sp ...
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Yum problem on Centos 6.7

I have installed php, mysql, httpd on my vps. But when I try upgrade php via yum I get the following error. [root@ns1 home]# yum --enablerepo=remi update php Package(s) php available, but not ...
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Opening a file with Atom causes Xvnc to crash

We have some CentOs 7 VDIs and this problem is only happening on one of them. Whenever the user tries to open a file on Atom (v1.3.1), the Xvnc crashes (segment fault) and kicks him out. This is what ...
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Is there a way to temporarily disable segfault messages in dmesg?

Linux kernel keeps logging segfaults in ring buffer. a.out[25415]: segfault at 8049604 ip 08049604 sp bf88e3fc error 15 in a.out[8049000+1000] Is there a way to temporarily disable it? My usecase ...
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After some commands, bash prints “Segmentation Fault (core dumped)” for unknown reason

On my build of Arch Linux I've recently noticed a weird problem. After launching certain programs from the shell it will echo "Segmentation Fault (core dumped)". Some examples of this are when I ...
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segmentation fault : transmission-gtk & transmission-qt in linux mint

When I run transmission-gtk on my Linux Mint, the window is shown as usual but suddenly it crashes. I tried transmission-gtk on terminal and the output was Segmentation fault. I didn't update or ...
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cinnamon-settings and Nemo crash with certain Cinnamon themes' contols on Debian 8

Installed mint-x-icons and mint-x-theme on a fresh Debian 8 testing running Cinnamon (v2.6.13). All themes options could be set to Mint-X, except for Controls. As soon as it was selected, the ...
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newusers causes segfault

I am trying to bulk-add 433 users via newusers. The newuserlist.txt file I have contains users with up to 16 chars usernames with questionable patterns (numbers at the beginning and capital letters). ...
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Identifying the root cause of repeated X segfaults after package upgrade

I recently decided to upgrade MPlayer on my Slackware 14.1 system using the most recent package from slackware-current (rolling release), which pulled in quite a few dependency updates, including a ...
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Cannot Launch to gnome GUI on Kali Sana after dist-upgrade

I'm facing some problems on Kali Sana 2.0, I dist-upgrade my system to Kali Sana days ago, and as usual all I had to type to start the GUI is: # startx But 'startx' returns 'segmentation fault' ...
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nvclock segfault with CRC mismatch

When trying to load nvclock_gtk it terminates with a segmentation fault. Reading symbols from /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2...warning: the debug information found in "/lib64/ld-2.19.so" does not match ...
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Segmentation Fault when trying to mount ext(2,3,4) fs, from usb (openwrt)

So I have a TL-MR3220v2 router, which has Openwrt installed, this device only has a 4mb flash so I'm trying to get extroot setup on a USB, to increase disk space. My first attempt I tried using a ...
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SIGSEV on lots of GUI-software on arch linux. Seems to be glibc related

On my arch linux install, I can't open firefox, evolution, geary, midori and other software. All CLI-stuff I've tried works flawlessly, and also google-chrome-unstable, vlc and others. When ran in gdb ...
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On startup deamon generates:foo[2822] general protection ip:7f1723f582f2 sp:7fff1ae34738 error:0 in libc-2.11.1.so[7f1723ed9000+16f000]

I've created a deamon which during startup generates the following message in my logs. foo[2822] general protection ip:7f1723f582f2 sp:7fff1ae34738 error:0 in libc-2.11.1.so[7f1723ed9000+16f000] ...
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Antergos libpthread causes segmentation faults

A lot of the programs I use on my machine exit with segfaults. Nearly all programs function normally until being closed, at which point they segfault. So far the only two programs that have not worked ...
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Firefox crash and Hard Disk usage is 100%

Distribution: Arch Linux x86_64 DE: Xfce4 When I using Firefox or dwb web browser, while surfing some web pages, the computer stack for a while then the browser crash. I observed that when this ...
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How to fix ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 CRC mismatch?

Not sure how I came to getting this problem but for some reason ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 is reporting a CRC mismatch and it's effecting a program that I cannot open which results in a segfault. the ...
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Minidlna on Debian Jessie crashes with no output

I run minidlna for a good year on Debian wheezy armhf, kernel 3.6.9 for a year without problems. Now I upgraded my Server to Debian jessie, kernel 4.0.3. Minidlna comes in version 1.1.2. Whenever I ...
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Ubuntu runned on my usb stick meets often segmentation faults

I've installed ubuntu on my usb stick Sandisk Extreme http://www.sandisk.com/products/usb/drives/extreme/ , which is hardcorely efficient. But I met a trouble. In the random moments of the time ...
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Gedit start problem in kali linux

I try to open gedit after install third party plugins but it won't open. When i try it by terminal it shows root@localhost:~# gedit Segmentation fault I think gedit is running background but it ...
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Ubuntu broken after power failure. How to fix?

I have Ubuntu 11.10. server which suffered from power failure today. Ever since the power went back on the unit works only partially. Some services work OK, some does not start, e.g. apache2ctl ...
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Error - Segmentation Fault

I am trying to run DQN, which is some AI for Atari. Upon launching the program (sudo bash run_cpu < the_name_of_the_game >), I get the following error: run_cpu: line 46: 9377 Segmentation ...
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File limits getrlimit(RLIMIT_NOFILE) failed

(32-bit system) Posted a Q/A earlier regarding Chrome crashing because of exhausted limit in open files. Chrome has since run more smooth, (after increasing limit), but still crashes from time to ...
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segfault in libgnutls - Debian won't complete boot

this problem occurs on Debian jessie x86 with systemd. It leads to an incomplete boot sequence on init 2 because network-manager won't start. it leaves the whole system unusable NetworkManager[785]: ...
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Debian Segmentation Fault

After editing .bashrc I had "Segmentation fault" as an error. This is what I added to bashrc: if [ -f ~/.bashrc ]; then source ~/.bashrc fi # If not running interactively, don't do anything [ -z ...
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Getting segmentation faults from inside glib and gobject - I THINK I want to build/statically link against an independant version of glib2

I don't yet fully understand how segfaults and backtraces work, but I get the impression that if the function at the top of the list references "glib" or "gobject", you have Bad Issues(TM) with ...
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Segfault everywhere even when reinstalling the OS

Lately my PC keeps getting segmentation fault, everywhere, on almost every apps (thunderbird, firefox, chromium, google-chrome, wine, byobu) here's the last few output of dmesg: [ 1474.815026] ...
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What Causes Maintenance Shell Segmentation Fault?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr in a Microsoft Hyper-V virtual machine on Windows Server 2012 R2. I've stopped the VM, replaced an EXT4-formatted virtual disk volume (/dev/sdb) with a new ...
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Issue with zsh segfaulting: how to further assess the issue?

I'm using Linux arch 3.15.2-1-ARCH x86_64. I don't use zsh (zsh-5.0.5-1) every day, otherwise I would have noticed it segfaults, when I launch it from the bash cli: arch kernel: zsh[2187]: segfault ...
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Random application crashes in Linux

Sometimes after booting my computer, some applications fail to start: they crash. They're usually the largest ones, such as firefox, thunderbird or virtualbox. Rebooting or cleaning the cache usually ...
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Will Linux start killing my processes without asking me if memory gets short?

I was running a shell script with commands to run several memory-intensive programs (2-5 GB) back-to-back. When I went back to check on the progress of my script I was surprised to discover that some ...
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Running application ends with “Segmentation Fault”

I have a command line application that when run does not do what it is supposed to do and at a certain point leaves the message: Segmentation fault What does this mean? What should I do?
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Are there “esoteric” (weird) but standards-compliant C compilers or runtimes?

As we know, the C standard does not specify a lot of details of the implementation, for example value of NULL pointer, order of bits and bytes (endiannes), alignment in structs and of stack ...
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Imagemagick segmentation-fault

I statically compiled Imagemagick. Converting images works well so far. But when I run identify -list delegate it shows my delegates, but then exits with "Aborted (core dumped)". Here is the strace ...
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Segmentation fault (core dumped) when try to run iptables rhel6

Im currently trying to set up a mySQL replication and i dont have a /etc/sysconfig/iptables. So I tried to install it with yum install. It showed the following output. Installed Packages Name ...
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ARM LXC Container template

I've been trying to run LXC on an ARM architecture (arm6l - Raspberry Pi) but with no luck. After some research, I found that maybe trying to run a x86 template on my ARM was causing the problem (bash ...
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chroot segfault

I've been trying to create a LXC container (lxc create) but at the end I get these messages: W: Failure trying to run: chroot /var/cache/lxc/debian/wheezy_armhf.partial mount -t proc proc /proc W: ...
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Startx Segmentation fault error after installing VirtualGuest Additions for Virtualbox

I have been using my backtrack version 5 on the Virtualbox for some time now but I had a resolution problem and after searching found out I better install VirtualGuest additions. However after ...
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Segmentation fault with dialog [closed]

I'm getting a segmentation fault with the following script when it's more that one child dir past the pwd. The program kills with the error message and I have to reset the shell. For example: I start ...
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PHP appears to be encountering segfault when using finfo_file method

I have encountered a strange bug. When trying to determine mime type of file using Fileinfo (http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.finfo-file.php) extension, PHP (or Apache? see below.) is appearing ...
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Does segfaults mean bad memory

This is a brand new server with a new install and fresh compile of Apache/PHP with nothing crazy. Just a WordPress site hosted and I get the following. Could this just mean bad RAM? If so how can I ...
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Debian segfault in libc2.7

I am running a test on my machine in which I assigned a lot of IPs to some tap interfaces (created by me before the test) on my debian machine and tried to run curl commands with the source being ...
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Segmentation fault in libGL.so.1

A while back I posted a question about running a 32 bit app in Debian Wheezy 64 bit Thanks to @JosephR I was able to run it without the nasty could not find libGL.so.1 error. Now, however, the app ...