[arch-general] Totem segfaulting on start on a fully up-to-date archlinux with testing enabled.

Vladimir Lomov lomov.vl at gmail.com
Sat Jun 16 10:00:14 EDT 2012

** fredbezies [2012-06-16 13:02:44 +0200]:

> 2012/6/16 Vladimir Lomov <lomov.vl at gmail.com>

>> Hello,
>> ** fredbezies [2012-06-16 11:26:13 +0200]:

>>> 2012/6/16 solsTiCe d'Hiver <solstice.dhiver at gmail.com>

>>>> Le samedi 16 juin 2012 à 09:57 +0200, fredbezies a écrit :
>>>>> Hello.

>>>>> Got this error when I try to start totem today :

>>>>> [fred at fredo-arch ~]$ totem &
>>>>> [1] 7902
>>>>> [fred at fredo-arch ~]$
>>>>> (totem:7902): Grilo-WARNING **: [plugin-registry]
>>>>> grl-plugin-registry.c:623: Failed to open module:
>>>>> '/usr/lib/grilo-0.1/libgrlupnp.so'

>>>>> [1]+  Segmentation fault      totem

>>>>> I verified, and of course, I have "/usr/lib/grilo-0.1/libgrlupnp.so"
>>>>> installed. Any idea or tip ? Thanks !

>>>> I got that error from time to time when I run pacman -Syu and it updates
>>>> the nvidia driver.
>>>> So my best bet would be that you just reboot to see if it changes
>>>> anything or not.

>>> Guessed it right; Too bad it is sometimes too "windows-like" with nvidia
>>> driver updates :|

>> Too bad that whose who don't known the basics try to make such deep
>> conclusion.

> Don't know the basics ? Just using linux since christmas 2004...

I'm sorry, if you think I insult you. But I wouldn't mess the basics
knownledge with experience. You have to experiment and try to know
something new, always.

>> The last time I really need to reboot after graphics driver update
>> was when I updated kernel too (actually I updated kernel several times
>> without rebooting before I updated the NVIDA driver and reboot).

> Rebooting is sometimes the cleanest and the better way to be sure modules
> are correctly loaded.

If restrict the subject only to kernel and its modules then yes, it is,
IMHO, the only sane way to deal with modules.

>> IMHO, the minimal steps to use new NVIDIA driver are
>> 1. shutdown X system;
>> 2. logout as usual user and login as root;
>> 3. unload nvidia (kernel) module;
>> 4. load new nvidia (kernel) module;
>> 5. start X system.

> Well, it could be a solution, but a reboot is quicker and less hard to set
> up.

See my other message in the thread.

P.S. I don't like to reboot my desktop without serious reasone (it runs
like a server and, it is a secret, I'm using rtorrent on it :).

WBR, Vladimir Lomov

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