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I went on vacation for 4 days, got home, sat down at my computer and turned it on. Went to start gaim, and it starts logging in, then it crashes.....but ...
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    Went on vacation, come home and gaim is broken!


    I went on vacation for 4 days, got home, sat down at my computer and turned it on.
    Went to start gaim, and it starts logging in, then it crashes.....but only as root!.
    I tried starting gaim in a terminal, and i got this error message:
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    ~ $ gaim
    *** glibc detected *** free(): invalid pointer: 0x083fba60 ***
    Aborted
    BUT, when i start it as root...all is completely fine...a reinstall did not fix the problem

    what's the deal? anybody know?

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    It probably has to do with one of your plugins; your other user's configuration doesn't load it, so it works fine. Move your ~/.gaim directory to another name (like gaim_temp), and start it up; see if that works.
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    that worked great
    thanks man

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