Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 160290
[x86_64] Openoffice.org crashes at startup (glXChannelRectSyncSGIX)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:07 EST
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Description of problem:
Openoffice (writer, calc etc) crashes at start:
/usr/lib/openoffice.org1.9.104/program/soffice: line 247: 3357 Segmentation fault "$sd_prog/$sd_binary" "$@"
Jun 14 09:30:13 lumi kernel: soffice.bin: segfault at 0000000000000000 rip 0000000000000000 rsp 00000000ffffa6c0 error 14
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start Openoffice.org
Actual Results: Openoffice did not start.
Expected Results: Openoffice should have started.
This is on a completely fresh install from the distributed DVD, the system was updated immediately after first boot.
and paste the results in here.
The backtrace ends like this:
Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
[Switching to Thread 4160494400 (LWP 3840)]
0x00000000 in ?? ()
#0 0x00000000 in ?? ()
#1 0x0070b955 in pthread_once () from /lib/libpthread.so.0
#2 0xf75d995e in glXChannelRectSyncSGIX () from /usr/lib/libGL.so.1
#3 0xf760b2b8 in ?? () from /usr/lib/libGL.so.1
#4 0xf75d9cb0 in _init () from /usr/lib/libGL.so.1
#5 0xffffa5e0 in ?? ()
#6 0x00000000 in ?? ()
The machine uses the NVIDIA x86_64 driver, version 7664 ... I can not see any
obvious depency on OpenGL listed by openoffice.org-core or -writer. Typical
openGL toys like glxgears works very well.
On a re-installed system without the NVIDIA driver openoffice starts and seems
to run OK.
Thanks for the report. For users who are experiencing problems
installing, configuring, or using the unsupported 3rd party
proprietary "nvidia" video driver, Nvidia provides indirect
customer support via an online web based support forum. Nvidia
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passes them on to Nvidia engineers for investigation. Once
they've isolated a particular problem, it is often fixed in
a future video driver update.
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Once you have reported this issue in the Nvidia web forums,
others who may have experienced the particular problem may
be able to assist. If there is a real bug occuring, Nvidia
will be able to determine this, and will likely resolve the
issue in a future driver update for the operating system
releases that they officially support.
While Red Hat does not support the proprietary nvidia driver,
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Setting status to "NOTABUG" (unsupported).
*** Bug 160412 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
On my machine It seems related to SELinux settings. The cure I use:
in init 3 do:
1. setenforce 0
2. (re-)install the nvidia driver
3. setenforce 1
4. init 5
I haven't dug any further (no time atm). I tried restorecon (in /usr/lib en
/usr/lib64) first but that didn't cut it. It's ugly, non packaged files are ugly
*** Bug 188598 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 191349 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***