Vector smash protection is enabled

Joel Rees joel.rees at
Sun Jan 29 08:26:37 UTC 2017

On Sat, Jan 28, 2017 at 10:10 AM, Chris <cpollock at> wrote:
> What does the above mean in relation to this:
> Jan 27 17:13:49 localhost cairo-dock.desktop[3333]: Vector smash
> protection is enabled.
> Jan 27 17:13:49 localhost cairo-dock.desktop[3333]: Failed to open
> VDPAU backend cannot open shared object file: No
> such file or directory

Did you search the web (google/bing/duckduckgo/etc.) for

    "Vector smash protection is enabled"


You would possibly come up with some information about Adobe Flash and
stack protection and such.

And maybe a note on Adobe's message boards explaining Adobe's opinion
that, since Linux is less than 1% of their user base, they should not
support it any more.

(In other words, they decided several years back not to use the
environment where they could perform the engineering that would allow
them to potentially fix Adobe Flash security issues for real -- kind
of like the drunk searching for the wallet under the streetlamp
instead of borrowing a flashlight and searching for it in the dark
corner where it was lost. Good argument for not using Adobe products.)

It would not appear to be a Java problem, but there is a note in the
Java forums about adding an appropriate "capability".

(And I am not touching this with a ten foot pole. Sorry, but I have
plenty of better ways to waste my time.)

Joel Rees

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