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Old 10-20-2003, 01:28 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Segmentation fault

Hi all,
Till day before yesterday "ymessenger" (yahoo messenger) in Linux worked fine. When I run "ymessenger" today, it fails to run and "Segmentation fault" occured. I tried uninstalling "ymessenger" using the following command.
"rpm -e ymessenger" and reinstalled "ymessenger" using "rpm -i rh8.ymessenger-1.0.4-1.i386.rpm". And again executed "ymessenger". But still the same problem occurs. How to rectify this ? I am working in the following environment. Red Hat Linux 8.0, vanilla kernel 2.4.20.

With Regards,
S.Suriya Mohan.
Old 10-20-2003, 08:09 AM   #2
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did you do something in particular that could have caused this??just check the .ymessenger (hidden) in your home directory.if you dont have anything valuable in'.ymessenger',just delete it and start ymessenger again.that must solve your problem
Old 10-20-2003, 03:13 PM   #3
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If the above suggestion doesn't work (and it should), welcome to the wonderful wacky world of RedHat. GDB is your friend.
Old 10-20-2003, 11:16 PM   #4
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Smile Segmentation fault problem solved

Hi all,
I solved the problem. I unistalled "ymessenger", renamed the file "preferences" in /root/.ymessenger and reinstalled ymessenger again. Now it works fine.

With Regards,
S.Suriya Mohan.
Old 10-21-2003, 12:45 AM   #5
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If the file you renamed was /root/.ymessenger, you must be working in root. That is not a good idea.
Old 10-21-2003, 01:37 AM   #6
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Originally posted by misophist
If the file you renamed was /root/.ymessenger, you must be working in root. That is not a good idea.
this should be said twice...


create a non-root account for browsing the web and chatting and so forth.


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