this generic error seems to occur in many applications that use "stealth threads" - e.g. GdkPixbuf, libxml2, or other libraries. pkg-config for some/all of these libraries do not include "-pthread" as a dependency. The program will run, but seriously hangs the system when you try to debug it. The solution is to include "-pthread" in LDFLAGS in your Makefile for the application. The problem remains in gdb-7.1, since it isn't really a gdb problem, although gdb probably should die more gracefully! This workaround was found in this thread from opensuse: http://forums.opensuse.org/english/d...plication.html
. My application is unrelated to theirs, but the same fix worked.