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Old 06-30-2003, 12:32 PM   #1
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Question Some programs dying for unknown reason


I am pretty new to Linux and I love it so far, I am in the process of trying to build a home network to learn as much as I can off of before I begin setting up my own small business at the end of September and will incorporate a Linux based network for my business. I have come across a small issue with one of the laptops running RH 9. I have installed the IM program Imici 2.2.5 from Tucows and for about a week it was running great. I was able to connect and communicate without an issue on AOL, MSN, Yahoo, and ICQ. During the last week the application, which comes as a binary executable compressed, opens without a problem, but when I click the connect button the app shuts down. I checked all of the accounts and they are setup properly. The only thing I can remember is about a week or so ago I was trying to figure out how to shutdown a stalled application and I typed something like "kill <app name>" at a command prompt. Now even if that did work, not 100% sure if it did, why would it cause all future occurrences of the app to die as well? I may not be explaining this too well, but if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.


 
Old 06-30-2003, 02:20 PM   #2
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Try starting the program from a terminal window. This should print some information about why the program crashed.
 
Old 06-30-2003, 02:32 PM   #3
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I tried running xmma from terminal, it is one of teh other apps not workinbg and got an error reading:

Segmentation fault

You've probably found a bug in XMMS, please visit
http://bugs.xmms.org and fill out a bug report.

Any ideas?
 
Old 06-30-2003, 02:45 PM   #4
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Try running:
strace xmms

This should give a little more info (I'm affraid Segmentation fault isn't the best error message available )
 
Old 07-07-2003, 11:08 PM   #5
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Greetings,

Had to check in - recently upgraded to Mandrake 9.1 and ever since IMICI crashes whenever I try to sign on.

The program loads and I am able to change information relative to user names and other options -

Any ideas would be appreciated
 
Old 07-09-2003, 01:08 AM   #6
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Iridesce:

I was not able to ever get Imici running properly. I downloaded and installed the Ximian Desktop version 2 (http://www.ximian.com) to test it for possible use in the enterprise. It installed an upgraded version of Gaim and I have been running it ever since without a flaw so far. The plugins install without a hassle. I have come to like it better than Imici. One of the things I love is I do not have to create another account, I have too many already! My problem is "in a sense" over although not solved. Xmms seems to be running okay, except when I try to play MP3's that I have brought over from my windows partition.
 
Old 07-09-2003, 02:28 PM   #7
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Thanks johnnieo,

I was looking for a multi-versed IM program as I do have addresses with all the major companies... Oh, well, I am sure that IMICI will get it right soon, or that I can find out what in Mandrake 9.1 is different ( 9.0 ran IMICI flawlessly ).

You also might want to try the AIM program for linux. It works pretty well.

Thank for you reply.

Enjoy,

Michael
 
Old 07-09-2003, 08:06 PM   #8
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You might consider giving gaim a try:
http://gaim.sf.net

Cool
 
Old 07-24-2003, 02:09 PM   #9
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I found that GAIM was much better and simply to setup. All I had to do was load the plugins for what ever service I wanted to include. I am asumming that IMICI was having a problem. After I removed it things are much better now.
 
  


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