Segmentation fault

Segmentation fault

Post by Throw down your leavy scree » Sun, 30 Apr 1995 04:00:00

I just installed Linux, and every time I type in ls (and its switches)
or elm, I get a message saying "Segmentation fault".

I haven't tried many other commands, but my suspicion is that they will
fubar as well.
I just installed it this morning, so I'm trying to get the feel of
wher everything is, so if the answer is in the HOWTO and/or FAQ, I have
no clue where they are.  The fact that I can't do an ls only complicates

My questions are:

1) What is a segmentation fault, and
2) How do I fix it?  Reinstall Linux?

I don't know if this has anything to do with my error(s) but:

When I was installing Linux, I got a message saying it couldn't find a
file.  The message appeared when I was installing various parts of TeX
and once or twice on the X section.  I think it was for the same file.
I also probably loaded in three zillion too many drivers (like for SCSI
devices that I don't have now but may get, i.e. I loaded the drivers for
future compatibility).  I'm running a 486/40 with 2 IDE drives, a
Conner 420MB (DOS) and WD 1083MB (Linux), 8meg memory, 16meg swap file
and an NE2000-compliant ethernet card.

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Segmentation fault

Post by Kai Tho » Wed, 03 May 1995 04:00:00

Quote:>I just installed Linux, and every time I type in ls (and its switches)
>or elm, I get a message saying "Segmentation fault".
>My questions are:
>2) How do I fix it?  Reinstall Linux?

Hi !

I've had the same problem after upgrading my computer with a new processor
and a new board. After exchanging the RAM by new modules, the error was gone.

Suggestion: RAM is old an unstable, RAM is too slow, not enough wait-states...

Try it.


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Compiled fine........upgraded from 4.6  REdhat 5.0

got the src and rt of the autors VIM site via

changed the first requested by auther line in ".vimrc" file to not
read "version 4.00" and it worked once.....Gee

Now I am using it on everything ...DOS Win95 even NT40 !!!!

I know go back to the early version but still.....
what or why ...

"Segmentation Fault...Core dump"
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