Dapper - epiphany and firefox stopped working, segmentation fault.

Scott J. Henson scotth at csee.wvu.edu
Tue Sep 12 21:14:25 UTC 2006

Sean Hammond wrote:
> I've just been informed that one of the Dapper machines in our cafe is
> having problems (though oddly the other one next to it is fine, maybe
> they are in different upgrade states). Epiphany and Firefox have
> stopped working, although everything else seems to work fine:
> forest at hawthorn:~$ epiphany
> (epiphany:4909): libgnomevfs-WARNING **: Failed to create service browser:
> Bad state
> forest at hawthorn:~$ firefox
> Segmentation fault
> Anyone know what this might be?

Thats probably bad.  Could be anything from bad hardware or
a botched upgrade to possibly a compromise if these are
public terminals.

Since this seems to be a cafe, I would say try a quick
reinstall as the cheapest form of diagnostic.  If it keeps
doing it, run memtest86 and then start doing hardware testing.

Scott Henson
LCSEE Systems Staff
WVU MAE Undergraduate
Ubuntu User

More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list