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Old 03-04-2013, 10:15 PM   #1
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Segfault with E17 on Slackware --Current


Out of curiosity, I installed Enlightenment 17 on one of my Slackware computers from Slackbuilds. It seemed to install and run okay, but it froze and through segmentation faults three times.

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cat /var/log/messages | grep segfault
Mar  4 14:31:58 pickerel kernel: [18415.217609] enlightenment[30263]: segfault at 34 ip b3adf473 sp bfafe7b0 error 4 in module.so[b3ad7000+c000]
Mar  4 14:43:46 pickerel kernel: [19123.082955] enlightenment[31547]: segfault at 7f0000b5 ip b22c12ef sp bfd4a650 error 4 in module.so[b22be000+7000]
Mar  4 16:19:00 pickerel kernel: [ 5432.895949] enlightenment[7005]: segfault at b4 ip b2fb32ef sp bff159e0 error 4 in module.so[b2fb0000+7000]
Each time, I was experimenting with the configuration, moving and resizing "gadgets" and the like. After a decent interval, I killed X with ALT-CTRL-Backspace.

Here's a little information about the machine:

Code:
uname -a
Linux pickerel 3.7.1-smp #2 SMP Thu Dec 20 21:35:25 CST 2012 i686 Genuine Intel(R) CPU           T2300  @ 1.66GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
It's got 1GB RAMs.

Edit: Here's the video card:

Code:
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
End of edit.


Top told me that E17 was not using an inordinate amount of resources.

Also, because it might be related, when I tried to run GKrellm, it displayed and I could access the configuration menus, but it did not show any information.

My questions are what's going on here and is there some way to make it go away? I don't remember getting a segmentation fault since DOS.

Note that this is not a serious problem for me; I don't intend to use E17 on this box for a long period of time, though I'm using it quite happily on my Mint machine, wiich is newer and has lots more RAMs.

I'm more inquisitive than anything else.

Last edited by frankbell; 03-04-2013 at 10:28 PM. Reason: More info
 
Old 03-04-2013, 10:43 PM   #2
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Have you tried to upgrade to EFL 1.7.5 and Enlightenment 1.7.1?
I'm running it on my desktop and so far, never found that problem
 
Old 03-05-2013, 12:46 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frankbell View Post
Out of curiosity, I installed Enlightenment 17 on one of my Slackware computers from Slackbuilds. It seemed to install and run okay, but it froze and through segmentation faults three times.

(snip)

It's got 1GB RAMs.

Edit: Here's the video card:

Code:
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
End of edit.


Top told me that E17 was not using an inordinate amount of resources.

Also, because it might be related, when I tried to run GKrellm, it displayed and I could access the configuration menus, but it did not show any information.

My questions are what's going on here and is there some way to make it go away? I don't remember getting a segmentation fault since DOS.

Note that this is not a serious problem for me; I don't intend to use E17 on this box for a long period of time, though I'm using it quite happily on my Mint machine, wiich is newer and has lots more RAMs.

I'm more inquisitive than anything else.
Can you reproduce the problem with the last binary packages of SlackE17?

I have a similar graphic card and don't see any problem.
 
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:04 PM   #4
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Thanks for the ideas. I'm busy the next few days, but will test them when I get time and report back.
 
Old 03-05-2013, 11:18 PM   #5
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Thanks for the ideas. I'm busy the next few days, but will test them when I get time and report back.
If you still get the segfault and you have spare time, you could try to get a backtrace. First, you compile the packages with debug symbols. If you start from the SlackE17 source package, it's just a matter of one download and one command to launch as explain in the Slackware wiki. By passing DEBUG=1, the C flags will be adapted to something useful for the E17 devs.
That makes me think that it should be useful to provide debug packages as well. Maybe next release...

If you need any help for debugging, take a look at these guidelines.
 
Old 03-26-2013, 08:19 PM   #6
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I finally had the time to get back to this.

Quote:
Can you reproduce the problem with the last binary packages of SlackE17?
Short answer: No.

I uninstalled the Slackbuild today, then installed the SlackE17 build (my complements--smooth and fast install).

I mucked about in it for a couple of hours doing all the things that caused the trouble before and E17 continued to just work.

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