Bug 88697 - xawtv segfaults and nothing is displayed
Summary: xawtv segfaults and nothing is displayed
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xawtv
Version: 9
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Than Ngo
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-12 00:36 UTC by Alfredo
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2003-08-18 10:08:59 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Ouput from lspci -vv (5.29 KB, text/plain)
2003-04-12 00:37 UTC, Alfredo
no flags Details
Output from strace xawtv (12.69 KB, text/plain)
2003-04-12 00:38 UTC, Alfredo
no flags Details

Description Alfredo 2003-04-12 00:36:23 UTC
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Description of problem:

xawtv is running fine with vanilla kernels 2.4.20 and 2.4.21-pre5. With kernels
2.4.20-8 and 2.4.20-9 from RH it just segfaults. I've compiled xawtv_3.86.tar.gz
from bytexex.org and still segfaults (and runs fine with vanilla kernels)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. launch xawtv from a terminal

Actual Results:  nothing, just segfaults with no window displayed

Expected Results:  something to view :)

Additional info:

Comment 1 Alfredo 2003-04-12 00:37:41 UTC
Created attachment 91091 [details]
Ouput from lspci -vv

Comment 2 Alfredo 2003-04-12 00:38:16 UTC
Created attachment 91092 [details]
Output from strace xawtv

Comment 3 Tim Mann 2003-05-30 06:35:27 UTC
I have the same problem.  This is on a system newly upgraded from RH 7.3 to RH
9, running kernel 2.4.20-13.9, with xawtv 3.81-6.

It looks like the problem is that xawtv is unhappy with NPTL, the new threads
package.  It works if you use the following command line:

  LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.1 xawtv

Hope this helps.

Comment 4 Than Ngo 2003-08-18 10:08:59 UTC
yes, it looks like ntpl problem. You have to set LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.19 before
starting xawtv.

LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.4.19 xawtv

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