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Old 06-18-2005, 12:00 PM   #1
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GLIB problems and more

I have been running Linux for over four months now, and really love it.
Just for future reference, let me give you my system specs.:
Manufacturer: home built.
Operating System: Mandrivia 2005 Limited Edition (The Power Pack 6 CD version. I'm not a Mandivia Club member, but my friend who has a membership gave me a copy). I do not run any other OS on this system, although I will be installing Windows XP Home soon. My primary window manager is KDE 3.3.2
Motherboard: Asus KT8800 (I think)
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon 9200 SE (No graphics acceleration due to the fact that ATI makes Linux drivers only for Redhat).
Processor: AMD Athlon XP 2700 +
Hard Drive: Western Digital 80 GB, 7,200 RPM
MonitorL: Samsung SyncMster 997 DF. This monitor is a 19 inch flat screen CRT. I run it at 1600 X 1200 @ 76HZ.
Audio: 5.1 Channel built in. I only use headphones on the system, though.

Optical Drive: LiteON Sho-1633
CD Reading: 48X
CD-R: 48X
CD-RW: 24X
DVD Reading: 16X
DVD+R: 16X
DVD-R: 16X

I've got a couple of problems with Linux that I just cant figure out

GLIB: Every time I try to open NVU, I see the loading item in the taskbar. After about 30 seconds, it goes away. I know for certain that the menu item is correct because it was installed by the program's RPM. So, I went and traced the shell script. I manually executed it, and this is what I get:
*** glibc detected *** double free or corruption (out): 0x081682d8 ***

I also have tried to install Mozilla Firefox 1.0.4, but I get a similar error:
*** glibc detected *** free(): invalid pointer: 0x081dd958 ***
./firefox-installer: line 56: 30910 Aborted ./${BINNAME}-bin $@

What is going on here? How do I fix this. If all possible, I really don't want to re-install everything for the fifth time.
Internet connection speed: I have a 3Mb/sec cable Internet connection. I've got three other computers (a windows XP laptop, An ancient Mac 7500 running OS 9, with a G3, and a home built Windows XP system, with an AMD 1600+). The laptop, and the other desktop both run Mozilla Firefox, and render pages with very little delay. The Mac runs a little gecko based browser called iCab, and renders pages at a fair speed. My Linux box, will be loading a page for about 15 seconds, and then all of the sudden render most of it. It takes around 20+ seconds to load and display a page. I can load the exact same page in less than 10 seconds on any other machine. I usually run Mozilla Firefox on this system, but have tried Opera, Konqurer, Netscape, and Empathy, and Mozilla. Browsing speed varies slightly from browser to browser. I talked to my Linux using friend (the same guy who gave me the distro I currently use). He uses the exact same distro on his computer, and says that he has excellent rendering speed on all his browsers, even though he has a dial-up connection. He thought it might be a package called shore wall. I found it in the package utility, and un-installed it, and found that it made absolutely no difference. What's the matter here?

By the way, does any one know if ATI's new graphical install drivers actually work with Mandrivia?

Old 06-19-2005, 02:31 PM   #2
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i think the first two low level glibc thingys are bugs with what you are trying to run and not glibc
apps just can't stomp on the memory and get away with it.

try a newer/older version or in the case of mozilla see if you can get one without the offending installer.

it may be your system is very new and gcc/glibc is trying to get more strict with memory allocation
traditionally linux has allowed crappy memory code to slip on by which is a bad thing.

Internet connection speed....
all i know is to make sure you are not using ipv6

don't know about how to disable it in Mandrake though, time for someone else to fill in the blanks
Old 07-02-2005, 03:53 PM   #3
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I'm also using Mandriva 2005 limited edition. I have the same problem gith gclib when I try to install the japanese version of firefox.

Also I installed Real Player 10 Gold and it seemed to work, however when I tried to run it I recieved this same error.

Maybe it is a problem with more strict memory management, but I hope there is a good solution.
Old 07-03-2005, 12:18 PM   #4
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So, I guess I'm not the only one with this insane problem. It might be fixed in the next version of GLIB, but I have no idea when that will be out. I use Mandrake Update on a regular basis, so I will have the update within a few days of when it hits the streets.


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