Bus error (core dumped)

Asked by W Craig on 2013-09-15

After doing my weekly security update, I got this notification when I tried to start Firefox using the terminal. There is no way I can get Firefox or any other browser to work. I only uploaded 6 or 7 small software packages, maybe 1.5MB. I use ubuntu 12.04 and the latest Firefox edition.

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Best Thomas Krüger (thkrueger) said : #1

This can be a problem with libc or a RAM failure.
Run:

sudo apt-get --reinstall install libc6

…and do a memory check from the Grub boot menu.

W Craig (w-craig2005) said : #2

The problem seems to have solved itself without my doing any of the above.

W Craig (w-craig2005) said : #3

Thank you for your assistance. Mysteriously enough, when I tried to use Firefox on my old laptop earlier this afternoon, I was able to get on line by using the terminal and disabled add ons, the so-called secure mode. Then I closed down and restarted Firefox without the terminal, and it worked as usual. I have never had this problem after updating--is it common?

Can you give ne more insight on how to run a memory check from the Grub boot menu, just in case I ever need to do this?

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Thomas Krüger proposed the following answer:
This can be a problem with libc or a RAM failure.
Run:

sudo apt-get --reinstall install libc6

…and do a memory check from the Grub boot menu.

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Thomas Krüger (thkrueger) said : #4

Hold down the Shift key while booting, a menu will show up. In the menu you will have the option to start the test. Works with the Ubuntu install media as well.