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: http://bugzilla.songbirdnest.com/show...
(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 cairographics.org: http://lists.cairographics.org/archiv...
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