Anyone having trouble with Picasa 2.7 / Fedora 9 ?? I can't run it as regular user as it segfaults.
[glenn@toshiba ~]$ picasa
/usr/bin/picasa: line 139: 14336 Segmentation fault "$PIC_BINDIR"/wrapper check_dir.exe.so
/usr/bin/picasa: line 175: 14435 Segmentation fault "$PIC_BINDIR/wrapper" regedit /E $registry_export HKEY_USERS\\S-1-5-4\\Software\\Google\\Picasa\\Picasa2\\Preferences\\
If I run it as root or with sudo picasa it runs without issue. I've been looking around for info and have found a temporary (until I reboot) fix.
[glenn@toshiba ~]$ sudo sysctl -w vm.mmap_min_addr=0
That command is from http://wiki.winehq.org/PreloaderPageZeroProblem
. Once I run this command Picasa will run as regular user with no errors. The page also points out
To avoid having to give that same command every time you reboot, also edit the file /etc/sysctl.conf, e.g. with the command
$ sudo gedit /etc/sysctl.conf
and change the line that reads:
vm.mmap_min_addr = 65536
vm.mmap_min_addr = 0
That will apply the workaround for you when the system starts.
I haven't tried editing /etc/sysctl yet. Probably will in a few minutes. So am I asking a question here or providing some sort of fix for those with Picasa issues? At any rate, any thoughts?
Edit: The line mentioned in /etc/sysctl.conf doesn't exist so I'm adding it and rebooting. Let's see what happens.