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I found that Songbird 1.2 failed to load on Ubuntu Jaunty(9.04) for some reason. There were multiple copies of the program found in ps output but no luck.  I ran the program via terminal to see what’s really causing the issue to find the follwing output.

[email protected]:# # ./songbird

*** glibc detected *** ././songbird-bin: free(): invalid pointer: 0xb102e6e0 ***

======= Backtrace: =========













This issue can be fixed by removing the package libvisual-0.4-plugins. Songbird started singing like a rock star.

So, if you have got a similar issue don’t worry, run the program from console. Identify the issue.. google around and find the solution.. Can’t really paste the URL’s from which I got an hint about the fix (didn’t store it while creating a draft of this post). But its clear in the error log :) So.. Thanks to those who have already blogged about this issue.