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Old 06-02-2007, 10:21 AM   #1
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Geany, Codeblocks, PCMan, Firefox often crash in FreeBSD


Im using FreeBSD 6.2.

When i use those programs, sometimes they close suddenly, generating a *.core file in my home directory.

For examples, with PCMan file manager, sometimes when i double click on an icon it doesnt response (doesnt get high lighted), then the program closes, creating a pcmanfm.core file in my home directory.

(Native) Firefox sometimes crash when playing flash (7). Linux Firefox always crash

Codeblocks crashes when i built a project. From then on, it crashes everytime i open a project. I removed it .

For Geany, i have no idea. But since i upgraded it, this problem hasnt showed up yet.

The files are usually many MBs, containing binary content.

I dont know if this problem relates to each separate program or it's FreeBSD. FreeBSD should be stable right? Have any of you experienced the same problem? I use -O2 -pipe CFLAGS, with CPU type being pentium3. There should be no problem right?

How do i know where to fix this problem?

Thank you
 
Old 06-02-2007, 10:40 AM   #2
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr_Shameless
I dont know if this problem relates to each separate program or it's FreeBSD. FreeBSD should be stable right? Have any of you experienced the same problem? I use -O2 -pipe CFLAGS, with CPU type being pentium3. There should be no problem right?
switch to -O2 -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe minimum,

I use -O2 -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -s -funroll-loops for ports all the time without any problems
 
Old 06-02-2007, 09:32 PM   #3
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When i use those programs, sometimes they close suddenly, generating a *.core file in my home directory.
I don't use all of these programs, but the ones that I do give me problems as well. Geany crashed the X server, and Firefox just doesn't dies sometimes. Most of these programs are geared to GNU/Linux and are ported (probably imperfectly) to FreeBSD, and any idiosyncrasies that may be working just fine in GNU/Linux cause a crash in BSD-land. Unfortunately, that's just the way things are. I stopped using Firefox on FreeBSD in favor of Opera (which is much more stable in my experience), and I despise most graphical editors anyway (I favor both GNU Emacs and Vim). Sorry, there's probably not much to be done about this, unless you can get down and dirty with the code (build with debugging symbols and hit the GDB) and find out where the problem lies.

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The files are usually many MBs, containing binary content.
These are the contents of the program's allocated memory at the time of death. That's why they're so large, and why they're not ASCII text. Given a binary with debugging symbols and the core file, you can analyze the program from within a debugger like GDB (that's why they're generated for you, in case you want to debug the program). I know you can turn core dumping off somehow, but I don't remember offhand if its a sysctl knob or a shell option (or maybe both).
 
Old 06-02-2007, 11:53 PM   #4
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Geany crashed on me quite a lot as well. I compiled the latest version from source (not through ports) and it doesn't crash. The only time linux-firefox crashes on me is when I try and use Flash 9.
 
Old 06-03-2007, 03:50 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Mr_Shameless
Im using FreeBSD 6.2.

When i use those programs, sometimes they close suddenly, generating a *.core file in my home directory.

For examples, with PCMan file manager, sometimes when i double click on an icon it doesnt response (doesnt get high lighted), then the program closes, creating a pcmanfm.core file in my home directory.

(Native) Firefox sometimes crash when playing flash (7). Linux Firefox always crash

Codeblocks crashes when i built a project. From then on, it crashes everytime i open a project. I removed it .

For Geany, i have no idea. But since i upgraded it, this problem hasnt showed up yet.

The files are usually many MBs, containing binary content.

I dont know if this problem relates to each separate program or it's FreeBSD. FreeBSD should be stable right? Have any of you experienced the same problem? I use -O2 -pipe CFLAGS, with CPU type being pentium3. There should be no problem right?

How do i know where to fix this problem?

Thank you
I had pretty regular crashes in CodeBlocks like you experienced but mine happened when I pasted a line in the editor. I finally got a newer version from subversion and patched GTK and it's never crashed again. I haven't checked in a long time and I don't know which version is in the FreeBSD package tree, last time I checked they were behind pretty far but the CodeBlocks team doesn't put out a lot of releases, everybody seems to use the nightly builds. If you haven't already done it go hang out on the forums. They're a good bunch of guys and you will find your answers.

I disabled flash everywhere because it hurts my eyes Now I'm happy and I don't have many browser crashes. Firefox seems the least stable of the popular browsers, but they all suck (see the browser thread)

FreeBSD should be stable but all these apps come from different places and FreeBSD doesn't have any control over those groups. Some products are better than others. I personally feel that Mozilla (incl. firebox, thunderbird (the thunder you hear is the sound of it crashing), etc) needs a good kick in the arse and to stop putting out rubbish. Each new release has more and more features and all the old bugs never get fixed.
 
Old 08-20-2009, 10:00 PM   #6
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Unhappy using codeblocks, pcmanfm

hi for the record im using sourcemage linux. codeblocks locked up entire pc, possibly video driver related, mesa,nvidia. when u click in the code it crashes, particularly related to the object drop downs function locking something up?. i have the nvidia driver installed not sure what i configured for the codeblock compile including its dependants. ill be recompiling it in the near future.

as for pcmanfm "version 0.5.1" when navigating around folders it randomly decides to crash or not. and this is present on many difrent distrobutions including debian and sourcemage from what ive seen.

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