Category: Error Collection

  • Windows Terminates Explorer Just To Be Safe

    I haven’t posted an error message in a long time, but this one is too good to pass up. I did nothing unusual to make this happen, it just popped up while I was setting up a new laptop with Windows XP at work: I nearly sprayed the new laptop with a mouthful of hot […]

  • “Operation Aborted” error in Internet Explorer

    A recent change to Google Maps brought this gremlin to the hobomap and many other Google Maps API users also. I found the explanation at Mapki. The cardinal sin is putting the map-creating javascript inside a <div> or other tag. It has to be right before the closing body tag. This is a bit painful […]

  • FRM-40815: Variable GLOBAL.LOCATION_IND does not exist

    This is a typical error from the software I’m working with these days, Sungard SCT’s Banner, a “collegiate administrative solution”. We’ve been living with this particular error, which pops up regularly on one of the most used forms in the system, at Colorado State University for months, with no end in sight. This error includes […]

  • Not enough error messages?

    If your daily computer use does not provide you with enough error messages, this handy tool will help you create more.

  • Memory Fault

    I’m collecting errors on a new platform! This is from Mac OS X 10.3. I’ve gotten the debugger up and am far enough to see that the error happens when the program tries to create a big (512k) chunk of shared memory. Smaller chunks work. In 10.2 I had upped the shared memory from 4MB […]

  • Relation does not exist

    ERROR: Relation 29384293 does not exist This is a PostgreSQL error, caused by me dropping an index while queries were running. Ever wondered if you can delete an index while it’s in use? Now I know.

  • deadlock detected

    ERROR: deadlock detected This error is popping up in my PostgreSQL database server logs. It’s supposed to be pretty hard to get a deadlock, so we must have some good code out there. We have a routine that’s been hanging up lately that is the prime suspect, but it would be a job to find […]

  • assertion failed

    (gxine:3834): GLib-CRITICAL **: file ghash.c: line 225 (g_hash_table_lookup): assertion `hash_table != NULL’ failed (gxine:3834): libgnomevfs-WARNING **: Internal error: the configuration system was not initialized. Did you call _gnome_vfs_configuration_init? (gxine:3834): GLib-CRITICAL **: file ghash.c: line 225 (g_hash_table_lookup): assertion `hash_table != NULL’ failed (gxine:3834): libgnomevfs-WARNING **: Internal error: the configuration system was not initialized. Did you call […]

  • Modern Auto Errors

    Here’s a situation where I want an error message and can’t get it. My ’96 Subaru Legacy’s “check engine” light has come on, and some googling suggested that I might be able to retrieve an error code that would tell what is wrong. After reading some instructions and making several trips out to peer under […]

  • buffer_jdirty (bh)

    Assertion failure in journal_commit_transaction() at commit.c:535: “buffer_jdirty (bh)” Came in to find this message on our trusty dual-processor database server this morning. It’s on RedHat’s errata page, the first fix for 7.3, a problem with the Symmetric Multiprocessor Kernel. The annoying thing is that the kernel with just that fix is no longer available, they […]