Invalid pointer in XMMS

Giulio Daprelà daprela at
Thu Aug 4 06:02:28 PDT 2005

On 8/4/05, Ken Moffat <ken at> wrote:
> >
> > Gdk-WARNING **: locale not supported by Xlib, locale set to C
>  normal, as Matt remarked.
> > *** glibc detected *** free(): invalid pointer: 0xb6dfa524 ***
> > Aborted
> >

It seems that the problem is originated by some locale in Xlib, and,
therefore, in X, but only Gdk is affected by that problem, am I right?
I have installed a precompiled, localised version of Firefox. It needs
the same version of Gtk (GTK+-1.2.10) as XMMS, but it works fine.
Is there a way to verify what could be wrong in X? I have a lot of
other applications running in X but XMMS is the only having this

>  I had something similar a few months back on ppc, caused by one of the
> plugins, but I can't find any notes.  I tracked it down by building gdb,
> starting XMMS from within gdb, then doing a backtrace (bt) after it
> crashed.  The trace showed it was in some sort of startup code and
> calling one of the plugins.  I removed the plugin (all I remember was
> that it was for something that I didn't think was very important) and it
> worked fine.

Unfortunately my installation of XMMS is "clean". I started XMMS after
the installation, without any skin or plugin installed.
I know gdb but don't know how to use it, and at this moment I don't
have the time to learn it. I think I'll use another player for the
moment! :-)

Thanks for the help

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LFS user #11031

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