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    Gmc

    When I log on as root, the system pops an error saying that the process 'gmc' has crashed due to a segmentation fault. What is 'gmc' and can someone explain in detail what segmentation fault is?

    When I log on as another user it doesn't pop out. In both instances I startx.

    I'm running RH Linux 6.1 with GNOME.

    Thanks!

    sincerely,
    cow.

    PS All I know about segmentation faults are if I'm untidy with my pointers that will happen and buffer overflows are then possible...
    sincerely,
    cow.

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    gmc is the console mouse service.
    It allows you to use a mouse in the text-based linux console, and to copy/paste between different sessions, etc.
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    Thanks!

    sincerely,
    cow.
    sincerely,
    cow.

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    segmentation fault n.

    [Unix] 1. [techspeak] An error in which a running program attempts to access memory not allocated to it and core dumps with a segmentation violation error. This is often caused by improper usage of pointers in the source code, dereferencing a null pointer, or (in C) inadvertently using a non-pointer variable as a pointer. The classic example is:

    Code:
       int i;
       scanf ("%d", i);  /* should have used &i */

    2. To lose a train of thought or a line of reasoning. Also uttered as an exclamation at the point of befuddlement.



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