I have sometimes encountered segmentation errors while running software
on linux. I would appreciate knowing various methods for tracking down
the specific sources of these errors. The only solution to these
problems I have found is to do a partial or complete re-installation of
linux -- not a very precise or elegant solution.
It has been suggested to me that this problem is related to a corrupted
or missing shared library. The segmentation problems went away when I
upgraded from an old ESDI disk to a newer IDE drive (The old ESDI drive
seemed to require some fdisk action on 50% of the bootups -- the IDE
drive has never exhibited any bootup problems.)
The only software I have any problem with segmentation errors now is
spice (version 3e2), and only with certain operating commands.