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Old 02-23-2004, 09:33 AM   #1
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what does Segmentation Fault mean ?


i get the Segmentation fault each time i try to install alsa-driver (rpms downloaded from different sources) on my laptop...
can someone explain me what does this error actually mean ?

thanks in advance

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Old 02-23-2004, 12:13 PM   #2
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Segmentation fault usually means that the program
is trying to access memory which doesn't belong to
it, and the kernel smacks it over the head.


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Old 02-23-2004, 02:24 PM   #3
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In windows terms, a segmentation fault="Illegal Operation Error"
 
Old 02-24-2004, 01:43 AM   #4
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so what can be the problem then with all that files ???
 
Old 02-24-2004, 12:13 PM   #5
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Maybe it has to do something with your hardware? Maybe the MMU (memory managing unit) is directing to wrong places... don't know though, just a thought
Why don't you try to download the source files instead, maybe they will work for you.
 
Old 02-24-2004, 01:46 PM   #6
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Originally posted by baronlynx
so what can be the problem then with all that files ???
The stuff you installed may be compiled
against a different (incompatible) version
of GLIBC


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Old 02-25-2004, 10:59 AM   #7
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If you want a full writeup on this error, check the below URL

http://www.bitwizard.nl/sig11/
 
Old 12-06-2008, 10:32 PM   #8
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If you want a full writeup on this error, check the below URL

http://www.bitwizard.nl/sig11/


http://www.seg-faults.com/

Has some comprehensive solutions to dealing with this problem as well.
 
Old 12-07-2008, 04:42 AM   #9
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In windows terms, a segmentation fault="Illegal Operation Error"
Incorrect.
"Segmentation Fault" in Linux is equivalent to "Access Violation" in Windows, not "Illegal Operation" error.
 
Old 10-25-2009, 03:49 PM   #10
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I get this segmentation fault error:

Code:
rforth@sibelius:~$ /sata/sata_250_dsk02/games/bmtg3/bin/BMTG3 

======== START ENGINE LOADING ========
Unable to load config file.
Screen initialization... SDL init success success.
Input initialization... 0 joysticks found.
success.
Mixer loaded!
Engine initialization... success.
======== END ENGINE LOADING   ========

======== START LEVEL LOADING  ========
Loading from state 0 to main menu...
Camera initialization... success.
Segmentation fault
rforth@sibelius:~$ 
rforth@sibelius:~$

Yet if I go into the bin directory and run it from there it runs fine? any ideas?

Code:
rforth@sibelius:~$ cd /sata/sata_250_dsk02/games/bmtg3/bin/
rforth@sibelius:/sata/sata_250_dsk02/games/bmtg3/bin$ ./BMTG3 

======== START ENGINE LOADING ========
Screen initialization... SDL init success success.
Input initialization... 0 joysticks found.
success.
Mixer loaded!
Engine initialization... success.
======== END ENGINE LOADING   ========

======== START LEVEL LOADING  ========
Loading from state 0 to main menu...
Camera initialization... success.
UI initialization... state 450... fonts loaded... main menu built... success.
Loading player 1...  success. 
Standard OpenGL screen setup...  success. 
Loading player 0...  success. 
Loading demo level... 
Attempting to play music...
success.
Main menu loading... success.
======== END LEVEL LOADING    ========
FOB Captured by Enemy message created.
FOB Captured message created.
Engine shutdown success!
rforth@sibelius:/sata/sata_250_dsk02/games/bmtg3/bin$

Last edited by rforth; 10-25-2009 at 03:50 PM. Reason: spelling errors / corrections
 
Old 10-25-2009, 04:32 PM   #11
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"Segmentation Fault" in Linux is equivalent to "Access Violation" in Windows, not "Illegal Operation" error.
I think the "Illegal Operation" error (or "(application) has encountered a problem and needs to close") is Windows' terminology for an unhandled exception in a program. I got stuff like that when I used to do Win32 programming.
 
  


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