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Month: February 2014

kcontrol ScreenSaver crashes - can't find lib that is present

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Sun, 02 Feb 2014 14:30:26 -0600

  I have noticed that when looking at kcontrol Appearance/Themes Screensaver,
the dialog begins to open, then kcontrol crashes. This happens every time. On an
odd instance, all of the screensavers will appear, but now it craters 100% of
the time.

  I have looked at the xsession-errors log and it indicates the following:

[tdeinit] Got EXT_EXEC 'tdecmshell' from launcher.
libpng error: IDAT: invalid distance too far back
OpenGL Error: DLL Loader couldn't find/open
X Error: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) 3
  Major opcode:  19
  Minor opcode:  0
  Resource id:  0x3800006

  Apparently, the file that cannot be located is hidden in plain sight:

14:22 valhalla:~> find /usr/lib -name

  I can confirm that the crash corresponds to the 'OpenGL Error: DLL Loader
couldn't find/open' message, but why is it not finding the
file it is looking for at /usr/lib/

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.