Segmentation faults when not running with root privileges
I am running Ubuntu 8.04 (2.6.24-
I am not too sure as to what is the cause of this problem. I keep triggering segmentation faults when running userland programs. Strangely, if I run them via sudo, these programs do not crash.
Eg.: running gimp, then trying to open a file results in seg fault with the following message:
(script-fu:13269): LibGimpBase-WARNING **: script-fu: gimp_wire_read(): error
but doing the same action via 'sudo gimp' does not cause the crash.
Similarly for the package revelation. ( I opened Bug #302695 for it, but perhaps will have to close it).
How can I ascertain the cause?