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well there doesn't look like there's anything wrong there. xawtv 3.86 came out yesterday, try upgrading for the sake of it. segfaults are very rarely down to somethign like that, normally complaining about glibc upgrades or something.
This is xawtv-3.86, running on Linux/i686 (2.4.20)
(no debugging symbols found)...
Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
[Switching to Thread 16384 (LWP 13688)]
0x40303554 in __nvsym17122 () from /usr/lib/libGL.so.1
1 dl-debug.c: No such file or directory.
The program is running. Exit anyway? (y or n) y
nv? As in nvidia? Could it possibly be my nvidia driver? I didn't have this video card in the last computer.
does appear to be nvidia though. i'd assume that that means you have installed an RPM rather than compiling the driver by source. i can't imagine that somethign like that would happen if the nv driver was compiled natively. personally i never had any trouble with xawtv / nvidia, but seeing as i'm boring i stopped using the nvidia drivers a while back and don't mess with opengl games now.
Nvidia doesn't provide the source for their driver, and the nv driver that comes with many distributions is inherently flawed. While it's flawed in favor of XawTV, if you upgrade to the improved Nvidia driver (which delivers better opengl performance for gaming and video), then I suggest you dump XawTV. It doesn't seem to me that it's being supported very well anymore,w hich is the risk you take with open source. I switched to TVTime http://tvtime.sourceforge.net/, which is beautiful. It has a sleek OSD, but it is lacking in GUI interfaces. You have to remember keybindings. At the very least, you can just use the keypad to enter in the channels, and yes it does have LIRC support. It also solved the fulscreen issue, where I couldn't get a true fullscreen out of XawTV.