Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1460444
[abrt] mediawriter: killpg(): mediawriter killed by SIGABRT
Last modified: 2017-12-12 05:39:38 EST
Description of problem:
1) Built a new physical machine using Fedora 25 Live USB
2) Applied all pending updates
3) sudo dnf install mediawriter
4) Started Fedoira Media Writer and selected Fedora 25 or Fedora 26 Alpha
5) Clicked Create Live USB
Version-Release number of selected component:
pkg_fingerprint: 4089 D8F2 FDB1 9C98
pkg_vendor: Fedora Project
runlevel: N 5
Thread no. 1 (1 frames)
#0 killpg at ../sysdeps/posix/killpg.c:34
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After a lot of googling, it seems this is part of a long standing error between qt 5.5+ and nouveau. I found this work-around:
Between this error and an outstanding error between mediawriter 4.0.8 and Windows 10, building a Live USB for Fedora 25 or Fedora 26 Alpha has been a frustrating exercise. 4.0.8 is the version that is available on the download page at getfedora.org when browsing from Windows 10.
You are likely to discourage a number of interested folks if corrections to these problems are not made before Fedora 26 becomes available.
I'm sorry you're experiencing issues with the Fedora Media Writer. Now there's version 4.1.0 uploaded for Windows users which should fix most of the crashes you could experience in the past.
However, regarding the crash while running in Fedora under the Nouveau driver, there's not much I can do about it - I'll at least try to find out how to detect the user is running Nouveau and then force software rendering instead of hardware GL.
Thank you, that should be a big help.
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