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Arthur Millar
February 25th, 2009, 09:57 AM
vlc totem mozilla and mythtv
all crashing randomly especially when i have guests
athlon 2000+
768 M ram
ati radeon 5200
40 GB hdd
hauppauge 15O_pvr
ubuntu doesnt crash though just the programs

mikechant
February 25th, 2009, 06:06 PM
Two possibilities spring to mind:
Firstly, a graphics card driver bug - you could see if ATI have a more up to date Linux driver available for your card.

Secondly, I guess these programs are all quite memory intensive, so one possibility is that you have a dodgy area in your RAM (which Ubuntu itself doesn't happen to hit). You could try selecting the 'memtest' option from the grub boot menu and leaving it to run overnight.

Before you do anything else though you might as well try running one or more of the crashing apps from the command line and see if you get any error messages on the terminal when the crash occurs.

Arthur Millar
February 26th, 2009, 09:54 AM
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Before you do anything else though you might as well try running one or more of the crashing apps from the command line and see if you get any error messages on the terminal when the crash occurs.



mythtv output
Segmentation fault


mozilla had no terminal errors