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Old 29th May 2009, 07:37 PM
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Picasa won't start

After a few updates last week, Picasa won't start anymore. I can only run Picasa as superuser/root

When I execute picasa in a terminal I get this:

Code:
[kmarien@compaq ~]$ picasa
/usr/bin/picasa: line 139: 16066 Segmentatiefout         "$PIC_BINDIR"/wrapper check_dir.exe.so
/usr/bin/picasa: line 175: 16169 Segmentatiefout         "$PIC_BINDIR/wrapper" regedit /E $registry_export HKEY_USERS\\S-1-5-4\\Software\\Google\\Picasa\\Picasa2\\Preferences\\
[kmarien@compaq ~]$
at line 138 and 139:

# Try to avoid having a missing "My Pictures" directory
"$PIC_BINDIR"/wrapper check_dir.exe.so

and at line 172-175:

# We only run the media detector if the option is not disabled
registry_export=`mktemp /tmp/picasa.mediacheck.reg.XXXXXX`

"$PIC_BINDIR/wrapper" regedit /E $registry_export HKEY_USERS\\S-1-5-4\\Software\\Google\\Picasa\\Picasa2\\Preferences\ \
rc=$?



Is anybode else getting this error and how do I resolve this problem?

Kris
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Old 30th August 2009, 06:41 PM
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Precisely the same issue

Just today I've had precisely the same issue

Here is the terminal output

[esthiaque@localhost ~]$ picasa
/usr/bin/picasa: line 139: 4276 Segmentation fault "$PIC_BINDIR"/wrapper check_dir.exe.so
/usr/bin/picasa: line 175: 4376 Segmentation fault "$PIC_BINDIR/wrapper" regedit /E $registry_export HKEY_USERS\\S-1-5-4\\Software\\Google\\Picasa\\Picasa2\\Preferences\ \

have not done anything to cause this.

Just updated my system yesterday and a rogue update looks to be the most likely culprit.

Did you ever work out a solution for this?
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Old 31st August 2009, 10:10 AM
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I did not find a solution to fix this version of picasa. Instead i installed picasa 3 from the google test repositories.
I don't know if that version is yet out of beta because I don't use picasa anymore. At that time, most functions in picasa 3 were functional.

Succes.
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Old 31st August 2009, 04:06 PM
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other details

I should have said I'm running F11 64bit and Picasa would work fine it's just that it would crash every time I tried to use the slideshow function.

Will try the test repos.
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Old 31st August 2009, 05:48 PM
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Ok heres a dirty fix
Quote:
su
sysctl -w vm.mmap_min_addr=0
and then delete .picasa in you home directory and picasa should start, however next time you reboot you will need to re enter sysctl -w vm.mmap_min_addr=0 or set it up in /etc/rc.d/rc.local or something temporarily.
I think the error is due to nvidia driver and the kernel so hopefully its only a temp thing.

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Old 31st August 2009, 08:12 PM
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Smile Success

Have installed the Picasa 3 Beta and it works. Will play slideshows now without a hiccup.

Couldn't find the package in the testing repos.

Maybe I didn't do it right.

Just downloaded it from Google (how come Ubuntu get a 64 bit version and we don't?)

Thanks Dangermouse for the guru fix but it works and I'm happy.

Not sure of the underlying issue.

I have an Intel IGP (G41) so not sure how an Nvidia driver issue would affect that.
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Old 31st August 2009, 10:26 PM
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Glad it works, for those who dont know how to install the beta 3 version, a small edit to the google repo is all thats needed just change stable to testing.
Quote:
[google]
name=Google - i386
#baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/stable/i386
baseurl=http://dl.google.com/linux/rpm/testing/i386
enabled=1
gpgkey=https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub
or you could use the latest autoten to install picasa3 for you

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Old 21st November 2009, 11:43 AM
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picasa 2.7 does not work under Fedora 12.. I've tried all the fixes available on the net, but still, no result.. The error that I'm always getting is:

Quote:
/usr/bin/picasa: line 139: 3325 Segmentation fault (core dumped) "$PIC_BINDIR"/wrapper check_dir.exe.so
/usr/bin/picasa: line 175: 3431 Segmentation fault (core dumped) "$PIC_BINDIR/wrapper" regedit /E $registry_export HKEY_USERS\\S-1-5-4\\Software\\Google\\Picasa\\Picasa2\\Preferences\ \
I'm downloading the beta version of Picasa at the moment.. I hope it works

EDIT: I just confirmed that Picasa 3 Beta works.. but not 2.7
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Old 21st November 2009, 04:11 PM
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yes picasa 3 works fine, however it no longer seems to be in the google repos so discard my earlier post now,
it is available with the latest autoten for f11 + f12 + omega or direct from google
http://picasa.google.com/linux/
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Old 4th March 2010, 12:05 PM
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AAHHHHHHRRRRRG, Dependency hell!

I thought I'd post this here since this is where I found why my Picasa 2.7 won't work, even if it is a pretty old thread. If nobody answers I'll just start a new one.

I pulled the 3.0 RPM and now I'm getting:

rpm -Uvh ./picasa-3.0-current.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
lsb >= 3.1 is needed by picasa-3.0.5744-02.i386
lsb-core-ia32 >= 3.0 is needed by picasa-3.0.5744-02.i386

Anybody know where to get these? I've had about as much luck as usual trying to find a dependency that's not listed in the Repos.

Thanks
Eric
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Old 4th March 2010, 12:47 PM
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lsb
lsb-core-ia32

32 bit ofcourse
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Old 16th December 2010, 06:46 PM
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Re: Picasa won't start

Im having this problem under fedora 14 x86_64 now.
Neither picasa 3 nor 2.7 works. The sysctl trick doesnt seem to do it either.
No picasa for me then.
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Old 24th December 2010, 04:40 PM
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Re: Picasa won't start

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Originally Posted by misiu_mp View Post
Im having this problem under fedora 14 x86_64 now.
Neither picasa 3 nor 2.7 works. The sysctl trick doesnt seem to do it either.
No picasa for me then.
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Old 24th December 2010, 05:54 PM
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Re: Picasa won't start

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Originally Posted by AlphaTwin View Post
AAHHHHHHRRRRRG, Dependency hell!

I thought I'd post this here since this is where I found why my Picasa 2.7 won't work, even if it is a pretty old thread. If nobody answers I'll just start a new one.

I pulled the 3.0 RPM and now I'm getting:

rpm -Uvh ./picasa-3.0-current.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
lsb >= 3.1 is needed by picasa-3.0.5744-02.i386
lsb-core-ia32 >= 3.0 is needed by picasa-3.0.5744-02.i386

Anybody know where to get these? I've had about as much luck as usual trying to find a dependency that's not listed in the Repos.

Thanks
Eric
Code:
[glenn@satellite ~>$ yum whatprovides */lsb
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror, langpacks, presto, refresh-packagekit
Adding en_US to language list
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * fedora: mirrors.med.harvard.edu
 * rpmfusion-free: mirror.liberty.edu
 * rpmfusion-free-updates: mirror.liberty.edu
 * rpmfusion-nonfree: mirror.liberty.edu
 * rpmfusion-nonfree-updates: mirror.liberty.edu
 * updates: mirror.seas.harvard.edu
redhat-lsb-4.0-5.fc14.x86_64 : LSB base libraries support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Repo        : fedora
Matched from:
Filename    : /usr/lib/lsb
Filename    : /lib/lsb



redhat-lsb-4.0-5.fc14.i686 : LSB base libraries support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Repo        : fedora
Matched from:
Filename    : /usr/lib/lsb
Filename    : /lib/lsb

su -c 'yum install redhat-lsb'
rpm -Uvh ./picasa-3.0-current.i386.rpm
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Old 9th January 2011, 08:46 PM
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Re: Picasa won't start

I run F14 64 bit. I am able to install picasa but get seg faults when I run picasa. I downloaded picasa 3 from google.

[jimmy@linuxhome ~]$ picasa
/usr/bin/picasa: line 189: 19756 Segmentation fault (core dumped) "$PIC_BINDIR"/wrapper check_dir.exe.so
/usr/bin/picasa: line 248: 19870 Segmentation fault (core dumped) "$PIC_BINDIR"/wrapper set_lang.exe.so

Any help in getting picasa to work would be great.

Thanks
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