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    what is this file??


    I found a file that Ive never seen befor in my / directory. Does anyone know what it is or if I can delete it. It's name is "core", heres where to get it:

    http://www.geocities.com/enderthexenocide2005/core.zip
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    what are the permissions on the file and when was it generated?
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    That's a core dump. If a program crashes from a certain set of signals (see the signal(7) manpage for the exact set of signals that do this), it generates a core dump, which is essentially a dump file that contains what was in the process' memory areas and context state (registers, etc.). The file helps developers of the program to find the bug that made it crash.

    If you don't intend to debug the program, you can safely remove the file. You can run "gdb -c /core" to see what program it was that crashed and generated to core dump.

    Btw., that link didn't work.

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    any idea what the equivalent of the "gdb" command is, on the solaris platform?
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    pls ignore my earlier question...found the answer.
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    Core was generated by 'init'
    Program terminated with signal 11, Segmentation fault
    #0 0x0806f7ed in ?? ()

    Is the result of gdb -c /core. Any idea what caused this? My system has been having random errors such as KDE crashing, x-windows crashing (there is a diff. when KDE crashes i get put at the login prompt, when x-windows crashes the title bars and panel dissapear. mabye the other way around.) Any ideas where i should look (i.e. error logs) to find out what is causing all this mishap?
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    the answer to most problems liek that: isntall anewer version, and if that doesnt fix it compile it from source isntead of binary rpms

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    From those symptoms, it seems clear to me that your RAM is bad. I have never ever seen init crash on healthy hardware. Go fetch memtest86 and test it.

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    Looks like you were right, I was hopping that you were wrong....
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