Tuxmath crashes immediately after startup

When I am trying to start Tuxmath, it only show the initial screen for a second or two, and shuts down.

From the console I get this error message:

tom@linux-8ec5:~> tuxmath

(process:9634): Pango-WARNING **: Invalid UTF-8 string passed to pango_layout_set_text()

(«Minnesegmentsfeil» is Norwegian for memory segment error.)

I must admit that the error message doesn’t tell me much, so I hope someone is able to clarify it.

There is also another recent posting in the German forum regarding this error.

sounds like a bug…TuxMath is hosted in the openSUSE Education
project…most here won’t be familiar with it (for sure, i’m not) and it
seems the best place for your question might be in the Education forum:


or any of the other avenues listed under the heading of “Communication”
on the project’s opening page: http://en.opensuse.org/Education

CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD
[openSUSE 11.3 + KDE4.5.5 + Thunderbird3.1.8 via NNTP]
Q: What do you get if you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern
by its diameter?
A: Pumpkin Pi!

Do a ‘zypper in TuxMath-debuginfo’ then try ‘catchsegv tuxmath’ and post the output. The other possibilty would be to do ‘gdb tuxmath’ snd the from the gdb prompt enter ‘r’. After the program has crashed enter ‘bt’ and post the resulting backtrace here.