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Old 03-03-2004, 10:31 PM   #1
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Unhappy segmentation fault

why is it that everytime i launch the yahoo messenger i get an error message "segmentation fault"? what's the meaning of this?
Old 03-04-2004, 06:13 AM   #2
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The reason is a programming error somewhere, or maybe (very unlikely) a hardware fault.

The meaning is this, very simplified: Every running program owns some memory. If a program tries to use memory it doesn't own, the OS (Linux) will become very angry and kill that program. This is a good thing<tm>.

If I were you, I'd use a better, and OS, client. I suggest Kopete or Gaim. I would also suggest another protocol (Jabber) for much the samme reason, but I realize that the latter may not be as easy.
Old 03-04-2004, 07:28 AM   #3
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i think gaim is not capable of handling yahoo messenger right now


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