glibc 2.8 detects invalid free() pointer

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"*** glibc detected *** songbird-bin: free(): invalid pointer: 0x00007faba1632a20 ***"

self-compiled and x86_64 1.0rc binary from website.
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@all (I'm not the Ubuntu guy that Laura is talking about) but could you guys try to remove the libvisual-0.4-plugins package...

sudo apt-get remove libvisual-0.4-plugins

It may work.. it my not.. just testing some things out... ;) Thanks!
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Thanks to Laura for upgrading me to Ubuntu Q/A guy(which won't make me Ubuntu guru quite yet :)
We've had some reports about this issue, like this one:
(BTW, there is another workaround in a Comment #2)
and haven't been able to look at closely.

The problem seems to be in Cairo failing to build with Glitz Support on Linux machines using Nvidia beta drivers.

There is a bug filed in
and there are many other posts on Linux forums addressing this problem.
Unforunately, we're still pretty much swamped trying to get Songbird1.1.1 release out the door.
Boosh' workaround is great(in fact he probably knows more about it than I do).

I'll ping our engineers to look at it as well.
Hopefully, the solution will be found soon

Bear with us!