[TAG] segmentation fault
mso at oz.net
Wed Sep 28 02:06:28 MSD 2005
Brian Bilbrey wrote:
>>but there is no error . what may be the reason of this segmentation-fault
>My best guess is that you're trying to run a GUI tool as root when your
>xauthority is only for the user that's logged in. I would imagine that if
>you logged in as root, started X and run these programs, they would work
>fine for you. One possible solution to your problem would be using xhost
>to allow other users (including root on the local machine) to connect with
>your X session. Type 'man xhost' to learn more.
This could be, but if so it indicates a bug in the program. Programs
should never segfault. If they lack a required resource, they should
report an error and quit. Most X programs would say "Cannot open
DISPLAY" in this circumstance.
I should have mentioned bugs as the other main reason for segfaults.
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