To debug is to attempt to locate and remove errors (bugs) in a computer system.

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Using the heap command line tool

I am getting a crash while using libgmalloc and I get a complain which says something like Failed to VM allocate XYZ bytes Explicitly trapping into debugger!!! Now I when I encounter this ...
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investigating bsod causes

I experienced my second bsod in two weeks and I am starting to worry, here is the dump from the latest crash, can anyone gather any interesting information here? In the hopes of preventing this in ...
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How do I start Emacs with the debug init option?

The warning that I get, as soon as I open Emacs is this: Warning (initialization): An error occurred while loading `/Users/Kaileeena/.emacs': End of file during parsing: ...
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Mac OS X debug startup items to see what is causing slow startup

I have several menu bar applications loading on startup. 2 of them load immediately, but then there is a 10-20 second pause before the other 6 or 7 load. I would like to know what is causing this ...
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Android Development - Use of RealTerm or other program to directly manipulate and monitor radio/modem to debug Android Telephony [closed]

I and others are desperately trying to port Android 4/ICS/JB/CM10.1 from the LG Optimus 2X/P990 to the LG G2X/P999 cell phone but we haven't been able to get the phone's Qualcomm mdm6600 radio/modem ...
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Why do some errors in Visual Studio disappear?

When debugging a project in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional, I built the project, resulting in about 15 errors. But as I scroll through the file containing the errors, some of the errors ...
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How to tell if a process is out of control with Process Explorer?

Besides seeing constantly high CPU usage and growing memory usage in Task Manager, and without relying on a determination based on actual interaction with the program (e.g., sluggish interface), is ...
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Which dbghelp.dll do I use for debugging?

I'm trying to configure symbols in Process Explorer. I have the Windows SDK installed (and thus, Debugging Tools). However, there are two versions of dbghelp.dll -- x86 and x64. Which one do I use? ...
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Is it possible to find what's “choking” Firefox?

Is it possible to find what exactly is causing Firefox to randomly CPU-spike at 13%, freezing it entirely? And by "exactly", I mean finding what functions/calls/modules/threads/drivers are the direct ...
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Visual Studio 2012 Very Slow Typing

I have a problem. After SP1 update, passing some time, VS 2012 becomes very-very slow when typing text. Solution size is not big, PC is quite powerful, it has 16GB of RAM, SSD drive, and i7-2600. I ...
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How can I make breakpoints work when debugging Zend Framework in Komodo IDE 7?

I am trying to use Komodo IDE 7 (7.1.3) to debug a Zend Framework (PHP) project. The project is being served by Apache on a Ubuntu Server and I am using Komodo on Windows 7 on the same LAN. The files ...
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Issue using Flash Debug Player in VM Windows Vista instance on OSX Lab machine

I have a MacMini running Lion that our developers use for testing. It has three different versions of Windows installed as Virtual Machines on it. I have been trying to install the Flash Debug Player ...
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Location of code in a page

I'm working with Google Chrome for debugging and a lot of times i cant remember where i initially implemented codes for different things... I am looking for a php code that i inserted to one of my ...
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Debug JS from browser without a server/localhost

So something I do very frequently is writing random scripts in JS without really being part of an app. To run them I just paste them in the console of either Chrome of FF which works as a nice REPL, ...
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What does “GRM” stand for in GRMSDK in MS SDK DVD ISO images? [closed]

When one tries to install Debugging Tools for Windows as a Stand-alone Component, there is the possibility to download ISO images of the "Microsoft Windows SDK for Windows 7 and .NET Framework 4". The ...
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How to trace the X window events being generated on Linux?

I recall in the past having a tool to run on Solaris that would allow me to see what X events are being generated by the keyboard and mouse. What is the application to do this on Linux Centos4?
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My PC suddenly reboots

Yesterday I opened my PC hub (after like, 5 years) to add more RAM and a new HDD. It was full of dust and balls of fluff, so I cleaned it a bit by blowing. I also removed the fan that was attached to ...
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Which Firefox add-on is responsible for a rendering bug?

I've found a page that isn't rendered correctly by Firefox with my usual profile. It is rendered correctly with a blank profile. I have quite a few add-ons. One of them is surely the culprit. How ...
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mounts not present in fstab. where are they?

my debian system is using tmfs for a few things, notably /tmp and it's using a rather small size for it. And it's nowhere to be found in my /etc/fstab i guess i could just add the entry in fstab and ...
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Open Emacs with --debug-init on OS X

I am trying to debug why my .emacs does not load. Error message. Invalid read syntax: # ... Start Emacs with the `--debug-init' option to view a complete error backtrace. My question is: How do I ...
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How to identify (remove) the source of popup messagebox at Windows XP boot?

A computer of one of my users during the boot of its Windows XP SP3 is insistingly showing a messagebox with different illegible symbols in body and title é requiring to press OK If to leave this ...
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downside to --debug-init option of Emacs?

If I modify the dotemacs file, it may introduce an error. Without --debug-init option, emacs does not invoke debugger on error while processing dotemacs. Because I modify dotemacs often, I edited my ...
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Debugging freeze in chromium

I am experiencing frequent hangs while typing in omnibox (location bar). There was similar kind of issue(segfaulted) earlier too which was a widespread bug. It happened due to compiling chromium ...
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Diagnosing slow Excel spreadsheets?

A client contacted me, complaining of Excel spreadsheets that were taking far too long to open. They use Excel for creating invoices, so they have hundreds of Excel spreadsheets with light formatting ...
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Debugging connection timeouts using strace?

I'm trying to figure out why is Eclipse spinning, so I decided to fire up strace. I found the eclipse process using: $ ps ax | grep java 5546 ? Sl 19:04 /usr/bin/java ... [arguments ...
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Windows 8 Consumer Preview - Full Core CPU Utilization by system process [closed]

I have a Lenovo X220 laptop on which I've installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Sometimes though it'll get stuck using 100% of a CPU core though in the SYSTEM process, and there's nothing I can do to ...
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Mac: window manager frozen, have ssh access

I have a Mac which regularly runs into a problem. The user interface stops reponding, showing a "frozen" user interface. The mouse is still moving but clicking does not trigger anything. This happens ...
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Public Bug Tracking and Version Control System [closed]

We're in the process of moving out of a private beta into our live version of the site. We're trying to find a good Bug Tracking System + Version Control system. Our CEO has requested that the new ...
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What is the proper way of debugging a slow Windows installation?

You know the drill - you've been asked to check why your cousin's computer is running slow. I was right there yesterday. Being a Mac user since 2007 I haven't really dug deep in Windows internals in ...
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setting ulimit on a running process

I launched a server application and I want to run it for a long time for testing purpose. Unfortunately, I forgot to set before ulimit -c unlimited to catch an eventual crash and inspect it. Is there ...
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Finding useful crash-information in Windows 8 Consumer Preview

I'm currently diving into C# and wanted to play around with the new Metro-styled-applications introduced with Windows 8, so I updated my Windows 7 to Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The problem I'm ...
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How can I run ALL http request through Charles Web Debugging Proxy - including command line ones?

I'm using the Charles Web Debugging Proxy software to debug HTTP requests. It works great with my desktop browsers, Chrome and Firefox, and it even sees HTTP requests that other programs make. When I ...
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Open port in Window 7 for local client-server development and debugging

I am writing a C# console application for Windows 7 that can send and listen to packets (client or server). Since I only have one computer, I will have to debug and test my code locally. I first ...
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MySQL ODBC Debugging to myodbc.sql overwrites file instead of appending new queries

I am using the MySQL ODBC driver on a Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit box. I enabled the debug feature on the odbc driver using the ODBC administrator at %windir%\SysWOW64\odbcad32.exe It does write ...
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Perfmon-type app with Always on Top feature

Does anyone know of a perfmon-type app, with nifty features, that can be selected with Always on Top? I would like to view selected counters but need the window to be always visible, would help with ...
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Remote desktop “Launch initial program” doesn't work

Terminal Services Configuration RDP-Tcp v6.1 Environment setting: Run initial program specified by user profile and Remote Desktop Connection or client Run mstsc.exe on the client Enter the server ...
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How to hide debugging output in Mathematica?

I want hide all outputs created by Print command from user's function defined in module .m. More precisely the problem is following: I have a module that solves some specific task (It's not ...
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How do I debug bash completions?

I have created some bash completion functions that all appear to work in isolation but give me unexpected results when I attempt to tab complete with them. Is it possible to connect bashdb, then ...
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Debugging CSRSS.EXE Application Error/Crash

For a while now, I have been getting an intermittent crash of SVCHOST.EXE on boot in Windows XP. Because it is intermittent, I cannot reliably reproduce it, nor can I narrow down when it started, and ...
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XCode to debug gdb-debuggable executable

I have compiled a cmake-based executable that is (miraculously) debuggable in gdb. So examining hundreds of variables with the terminal becomes a little bit slow for very large projects and I would ...
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Blue screen error in Windows 7 [duplicate]

I have Windows 7 Professional 64-bit and keep getting a blue screen error. I think it has something to do with my hard drive, but I'm not sure if it is failing or not. Here is the .dmp debug: ...
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Eclipse 'Debug View'

So this might be a silly question, but I'm seeing a 'debug output' view in my eclipse workspace, and I haven't got the foggiest idea what it's for. I'm presuming it's useful - but Googling hasn't ...
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Debugging in Eclipse, how to run until a breakpoint

I am trying to debug my java code in eclipse. By using break points and Debug mode, the control hits the break point after which I can use F6 to navigate through my code. Consider I have my break ...
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Debug/step into a Linux boot

Is there a way to watch Linux boot as though it was a program compiled with GCC on a Linux environment using the -g switch so, say, I can step through the entire boot sequence from GRUB onwards, ...
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Chrome: Hide Extension Errors in JavaScript Console

Is there a way to prevent extensions from showing up in the console of the developer tools window? It's annoying to be looking for JavaScript errors and have to ignore errors that are always there. I ...
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How can I edit Javascript of a website like in CSS Pivot?

I want to edit and run Javascript on a website. Then, I'd like to save it for re-accessing it later. What I'm describing is exactly like CSS Pivot, but only for Javascript. Sharing with others is not ...
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How can I see all keypresses on the keyboard?

I've been given a laptop to fix - it is 'randomly scrolling documents'. I'm almost certain it's a faulty connection in the keyboard, causing page-down to fire. Is there a program I can use to monitor ...
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How can I debug periodic 100% memory usage by services.exe?

I'm running Windows 7 SP1 on a MacBook Pro via Boot Camp (i.e. it boots natively). Recently services.exe started exhibiting behavior whereby every 15 minutes or so it will ramp up over the course of ...
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Can firebug open a local CSS file?

With firePHP and fireLogger, i can click on the file name of the file that caused an error and open it with a text editor. I saw the option to configure editors with firebug - so my question is this: ...
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coredumps don't work after enabling them in /etc/security/limits.conf on Debian

I have some init scripts that launch some daemons that I wrote. I want Linux to generate a coredump anytime something crashes. I activated coredumps in /etc/security/limits.conf by adding the next ...