View Full Version : Bad error messages

December 29th, 2010, 10:51 PM
I love me a good bad error message. Like this one:


(Found at this (http://www2.warnerbros.com/spacejam/movie/cmp/bball/shootframes.html) page.)

What are some of your favourates?

December 29th, 2010, 10:59 PM
Here's a real one that I got trying to install motherboard drivers on some old win2k computer back in the day.

December 29th, 2010, 11:22 PM
"Error: unknown error"

very mysterious. Raises all sorts of questions, such as
why does this program think it's a problem that it doesn't know the problem it just encountered. Would it help if it knew ? Would it still be an error if it knew the error ? Why is this program obsessing over things it doesn't understand, instead of doing what it's told ? What is the world coming to ?

December 30th, 2010, 02:28 AM
I'm not sure if the OP's error message picture is altered, but I've come across a few errors like that - they just said nothing. Usually after I press one of the buttons the program creates a huge fork bomb of errors that needs a hard reset.

I've never come across an error like that in Linux.

December 30th, 2010, 09:19 AM
For me, and I'm no expert in programming, I found dealing w/ LateX error messages extremely frustrating. Awful!
Examples: "Undefined control sequence", "Runaway argument".