Segfault Running perl on Slackware Current (2015-12-22)

This morning, Tuesday 2015-12-22, I noticed that some PERL scripts which had worked in the past now segfault on Slackware64 Current. My investigation revealed that the issue is with Term::ReadKey, as when I run: perl -d -MCPAN -eshell I get: Loading DB routines from perl5db.pl version 1.49 Editor support available. Enter h or ‘h h’ … Read more Segfault Running perl on Slackware Current (2015-12-22)

X.org Fails With Segfault After Upgrading Slackware Packages (NVidia)

When I upgraded the x.org packages on my Slackware64 13.37 workstation recently, XWindows failed to start, bombing with a lovely segfault: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x28) [0x4a02e8] /usr/bin/X (0x400000+0x60fd9) [0x460fd9] /lib64/libc.so.6 (0x7f682d403000+0x340b0) [0x7f682d4370b0] Segmentation fault at address (nil) Fatal server error: Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting It occurred to me that the NVidia driver I was … Read more X.org Fails With Segfault After Upgrading Slackware Packages (NVidia)