Well, three things could be causing this. GTK's interaction with X (or whatever
target you built GTK for). It can be Gimp's interaction with GTK. (Probably not
unless you have a really old GTK, or a really old Gimp.) Lastly, It can be your
incredably outdated kernel and/or libc.

On 23-Nov-2002, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> 
> Fine, fine, I'll subscribe already. *sigh*
> Moderator, please delete the similar post that has been sitting
> in the approve queue for over a week.
> 
> 
> Gimp Segfaults on Startup
> =========================
> 
> Hi,
> 
> After spending a whole day downloading, compiling and installing
> gimp 1.2.3 and its various dependencies, I was unpleasantly
> surprised to find the text "Segmentation Fault" as its only
> output. I searched the gimp and gtk lists for "segmentation",
> "sigsegv" and other variations, but nothing useful turned up. Let
> the debugging begin.
> 
> Tried running gimp with various combinations of options, in
> particular with any type of shared memory disabled. Conclusion:
> the only way to avoid the SIGSEGV is to run with --no-interface.
> 
> Secondly, built and ran all examples supplied with GTK; all seem
> to work fine. However, the last trace (see below) suggests that
> it might be a GTK problem anyway. Since I'm really not sure, I
> decided to submit my problem to the gimp list first.
> 
> I am very short on time at the moment, and can't be sure when I
> will have enough time to dive into the code. I am also completely
> new to the GIMP source, and with all due respect, wish to learn
> as little as possible about it. Now, before I dive in, does
> anyone have any hints, tips, suggestions or pointers to speed up
> my quest? Could it even be that this problem is already known?
> 
> OS            : Linux 2.0.39
> Distribution  : Custom/Homebrew
> GTK           : gtk+-1.2.10
> GCC           : 2.95.3
> libc          : libc.so.5.4.38
> Machine               : P166MMX w/32 MB RAM
> Other info    : ask
> 
> 
> Summary of debug attempts:
> =======================================================================
> 
> ((Full session transcripts are available on request. Same goes for
> my gimp and gtk build scripts.))
> 
> ==========
> laptop:~$ gdb gimp
> GDB is free software and you are welcome to distribute copies of it
>  under certain conditions; type "show copying" to see the conditions.
> There is absolutely no warranty for GDB; type "show warranty" for details.
> GDB 4.14 (i486-slackware-linux), Copyright 1995 Free Software Foundation, Inc...
> (no debugging symbols found)...
> (gdb) run
> Starting program: /usr/bin/X11/gimp
> 
> Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
> 0x402b2f97 in non_gui_paint_core ()
> (gdb) bt
> #0  0x402b2f97 in non_gui_paint_core ()
> #1  0x40187118 in non_gui_paint_core ()
> #2  0x40176b0f in non_gui_paint_core ()
> #3  0x40176bc9 in non_gui_paint_core ()
> [*snip*]
> #74 0x400c997f in non_gui_paint_core ()
> #75 0x400c7af7 in non_gui_paint_core ()
> #76 0x400fc00d in non_gui_paint_core ()
> #77 0x8164bfa in user_install_verify ()
> #78 0x8163650 in user_install_verify ()
> #79 0x8109364 in main ()
> #80 0x8069f7e in _start ()
> (gdb)
> ==========
> 
> Hmmm... That looks suspicious. Time to build a debug version.
> 
> Multiple nightly rebuilds were necessary to get a debug-enabled
> version. Had to free up extra diskspace to make it fit. GRRRR.
> 
> Second GDB session summary:
> 
> ==========
> laptop:~/src/gimp-1.2.3/app/gimp-1.2$ ( export MALLOC_CHECK_=2 && gdb gimp-1.2 )
> [*snip*]
> Breakpoint 2, gimp_pixmap_new (xpm_data=0x826fc80) at gimppixmap.c:108
> [*snip*]
> (gdb) s
> 0x81db1c0       93      }
> (gdb) bt
> #0  0x81db1c0 in gimp_pixmap_get_type () at gimppixmap.c:93
> #1  0x81db1da in gimp_pixmap_new (xpm_data=0x826fc80) at gimppixmap.c:108
> #2  0x81bea97 in user_install_dialog_create (callback=0x8142138 <init>) at 
>user_install.c:673
> #3  0x81bde21 in user_install_verify (user_install_callback=0x8142138 <init>) at 
>user_install.c:114
> #4  0x8142112 in main (argc=1, argv=0xbffffd34) at main.c:399
> #5  0x806a05e in _start ()
> (gdb) s
> 
> Program received signal SIGABRT, Aborted.
> 0x40250665 in non_gui_paint_core ()
> (gdb) bt
> #0  0x40250665 in non_gui_paint_core ()
> #1  0x402c4368 in non_gui_paint_core ()
> [*snip*]
> #54 0x400c7af7 in non_gui_paint_core ()
> #55 0x400fc00d in non_gui_paint_core ()
> #56 0x81bf9e2 in user_install_dialog_create (callback=0x8142138 <init>) at 
>user_install.c:934
> #57 0x81bde21 in user_install_verify (user_install_callback=0x8142138 <init>) at 
>user_install.c:114
> #58 0x8142112 in main (argc=1, argv=0xbffffd34) at main.c:399
> #59 0x806a05e in _start ()
> #59 0x806a05e in _start ()
> (gdb)
> ==========
> 
> Still suspicious, but got the exact instruction where the error
> was caught. (Not necessarily very useful.)
> 
> Note that libc's internal malloc debugger is enabled during the
> above session. (As per MALLOC_CHECK_.)
> 
> Let's try a full trace. Third session summary:
> 
> ==========
> (gdb) run
> Starting program: /home/zovier/src/gimp-1.2.3/app/gimp-1.2
> 
> Breakpoint 1, main (argc=1, argv=0xbffffd34) at main.c:121
> 121       gboolean show_version = FALSE;
> (gdb) while 1
>  >s
>  >end
> 122       gboolean show_help    = FALSE;
> 128       g_atexit (g_mem_profile);
> [*snip*]
> 671       gtk_widget_show (hbox);
> 673       title_pixmap = gimp_pixmap_new (wilber_xpm);
> 
> Breakpoint 2, gimp_pixmap_new (xpm_data=0x826fc80) at gimppixmap.c:108
> 108       pixmap = gtk_type_new (gimp_pixmap_get_type ());
> gimp_pixmap_get_type () at gimppixmap.c:75
> 75        if (!pixmap_type)
> 77            GtkTypeInfo pixmap_info =
> 89            pixmap_type = gtk_type_unique (gtk_pixmap_get_type (), &pixmap_info);
> 92        return pixmap_type;
> 0x81db1c0       93      }
> 
> Program received signal SIGABRT, Aborted.
> 0x40250665 in non_gui_paint_core ()
> Cannot find bounds of current function
> (gdb)
> ==========
> 
> Again, the malloc debugger was enabled during this session.
> 
> ==========
> laptop:~$ ls -l $( ldd /usr/bin/X11/gimp | awk '{print $3}' ) | awk 'gsub("^.*/","")'
> libc.so.5 -> libc.so.5.4.38*
> libdl.so.1 -> libdl.so.1.8.10*
> libm.so.5 -> libm.so.5.0.9*
> libX11.so.6 -> libX11.so.6.1*
> libXext.so.6 -> libXext.so.6.3*
> libgdk-1.2.so.0 -> libgdk-1.2.so.0.9.1*
> libgtk-1.2.so.0 -> libgtk-1.2.so.0.9.1*
> libglib-1.2.so.0 -> libglib-1.2.so.0.0.10*
> libgmodule-1.2.so.0 -> libgmodule-1.2.so.0.0.10*
> laptop:~$
> ==========
> 
> End. Thanks for considering my problem.
> 
> 
> 
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"Computer games don't affect kids; I mean if Pac-Man affected us as kids, we'd 
all be running around in darkened rooms, munching magic pills and listening to
repetitive electronic music." --Kristian Wilson, Nintendo, Inc, 1989

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