Blender 2.49.b problems

Hi
I have been experiencing some odd crashes especial when working with textures and UV’s in the UV editor.
The crashes are random but most of the time related to UV’s and texture manipulation.

My machine specs:
Asus P5Q pro Motherboard, 8gb DDR2 Ram, Nvidia 9600 Gt 500mb ddr3, Fedora 10 xfce. Blender 64

Here are my previous two dumps.

Compiled with Python version 2.5.2.
Checking for installed Python… got it!
read library: lib //…/…/Instanced_file/eng1-bolt_sphere.blend
GPUTexture: negative refcount
GPUTexture: negative refcount
GPUTexture: negative refcount
GPUTexture: negative refcount
GPUTexture: negative refcount
GPUTexture: negative refcount
GPUTexture: negative refcount
GPUTexture: negative refcount
GPUTexture: negative refcount
*** glibc detected *** /usr/bin/blender.bin: free(): invalid pointer: 0x00007f10d820bca0 ***
======= Backtrace: =========
/lib64/libc.so.6[0x3cf8a77ec8]
/lib64/libc.so.6(cfree+0x76)[0x3cf8a7a486]
/usr/lib64/libGLcore.so.1[0x33962b859a]
/usr/bin/blender.bin(_ZN14BMF_BitmapFont10DrawStringEPc+0x9b)[0xbcc4fb]
/usr/bin/blender.bin(BMF_DrawString+0x10)[0xbcb990]
/usr/bin/blender.bin[0x69959e]
/usr/bin/blender.bin(ui_draw_but+0x3d4)[0x69a704]
/usr/bin/blender.bin(uiDrawBlock+0xd5)[0x780b75]
/usr/bin/blender.bin(uiDrawBlocksPanels+0x2ef)[0x56570f]
/usr/bin/blender.bin(drawbutspace+0x109)[0x7bf929]
/usr/bin/blender.bin(scrarea_do_windraw+0x44)[0x6eb5d4]
/usr/bin/blender.bin(screen_swapbuffers+0x230)[0x70a830]
/usr/bin/blender.bin(screenmain+0x8e3)[0x55e413]
/usr/bin/blender.bin(main+0x5dc)[0x55676c]
/lib64/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xe6)[0x3cf8a1e576]
/usr/bin/blender.bin[0x555ba9]
======= Memory map: ========
00400000-00f8a000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 4227836 /usr/bin/blender.bin
0118a000-0133c000 rw-p 00b8a000 fd:00 4227836 /usr/bin/blender.bin
0133c000-013da000 rw-p 0133c000 00:00 0
0153b000-015d8000 rw-p 00d3b000 fd:00 4227836 /usr/bin/blender.bin
01a11000-1ddbc000 rw-p 01a11000 00:00 0 [heap]
40315000-40317000 rwxp 00000000 00:0f 395 /dev/zero
4059e000-4061c000 rw-p 00000000 00:0f 395 /dev/zero
31d6800000-31d6850000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 4292733 /usr/lib64/libqhull.so.5.0.0
31d6850000-31d6a50000 —p 00050000 fd:00 4292733 /usr/lib64/libqhull.so.5.0.0
31d6a50000-31d6a51000 rw-p 00050000 fd:00 4292733 /usr/lib64/libqhull.so.5.0.0
31d6a51000-31d6a53000 rw-p 31d6a51000 00:00 0
31d6c00000-31d6c3b000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 4293008 /usr/lib64/libopenal.so.0.0.0
31d6c3b000-31d6e3b000 —p 0003b000 fd:00 4293008 /usr/lib64/libopenal.so.0.0.0
31d6e3b000-31d6e3d000 rw-p 0003b000 fd:00 4293008 /usr/lib64/libopenal.so.0.0.0
31d6e3d000-31d6e42000 rw-p 31d6e3d000 00:00 0
31d7000000-31d701d000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 129906 /usr/lib64/libopenjpeg.so.2.1.3.0
31d701d000-31d721c000 —p 0001d000 fd:00 129906 /usr/lib64/libopenjpeg.so.2.1.3.0
31d721c000-31d721e000 rw-p 0001c000 fd:00 129906 /usr/lib64/libopenjpeg.so.2.1.3.0
32e3600000-32e3601000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 124195 /usr/lib64/libxcb-xlib.so.0.0.0
32e3601000-32e3800000 —p 00001000 fd:00 124195 /usr/lib64/libxcb-xlib.so.0.0.0
32e3800000-32e3801000 rw-p 00000000 fd:00 124195 /usr/lib64/libxcb-xlib.so.0.0.0
32e3a00000-32e3a1b000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 125492 /usr/lib64/libxcb.so.1.0.0
32e3a1b000-32e3c1a000 —p 0001b000 fd:00 125492 /usr/lib64/libxcb.so.1.0.0
32e3c1a000-32e3c1b000 rw-p 0001a000 fd:00 125492 /usr/lib64/libxcb.so.1.0.0
32e3e00000-32e3f05000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 124185 /usr/lib64/libX11.so.6.2.0
32e3f05000-32e4105000 —p 00105000 fd:00 124185 /usr/lib64/libX11.so.6.2.0
32e4105000-32e410b000 rw-p 00105000 fd:00 124185 /usr/lib64/libX11.so.6.2.0
32e4200000-32e4210000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 4292739 /usr/lib64/libXext.so.6.4.0
32e4210000-32e4410000 —p 00010000 fd:00 4292739 /usr/lib64/libXext.so.6.4.0
32e4410000-32e4411000 rw-p 00010000 fd:00 4292739 /usr/lib64/libXext.so.6.4.0
32e4600000-32e4608000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 4292853 /usr/lib64/libXi.so.6.0.0
32e4608000-32e4808000 —p 00008000 fd:00 4292853 /usr/lib64/libXi.so.6.0.0
32e4808000-32e4809000 rw-p 00008000 fd:00 4292853 /usr/lib64/libXi.so.6.0.0
32e4a00000-32e4a09000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 128966 /usr/lib64/libXrender.so.1.3.0
32e4a09000-32e4c08000 —p 00009000 fd:00 128966 /usr/lib64/libXrender.so.1.3.0
32e4c08000-32e4c09000 rw-p 00008000 fd:00 128966 /usr/lib64/libXrender.so.1.3.0
32e5200000-32e5205000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 4292857 /usr/lib64/libXfixes.so.3.1.0
32e5205000-32e5404000 —p 00005000 fd:00 4292857 /usr/lib64/libXfixes.so.3.1.0
32e5404000-32e5405000 rw-p 00004000 fd:00 4292857 /usr/lib64/libXfixes.so.3.1.0
32e5600000-32e5609000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 4292858 /usr/lib64/libXcursor.so.1.0.2
32e5609000-32e5809000 —p 00009000 fd:00 4292858 /usr/lib64/libXcursor.so.1.0.2
32e5809000-32e580a000 rw-p 00009000 fd:00 4292858 /usr/lib64/libXcursor.so.1.0.2
3395a00000-3395a01000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 127599 /usr/lib64/tls/libnvidia-tls.so.185.18.36
3395a01000-3395b01000 —p 00001000 fd:00 127599 /usr/lib64/tls/libnvidia-tls.so.185.18.36
3395b01000-3395b02000 rw-p 00001000 fd:00 127599 /usr/lib64/tls/libnvidia-tls.so.185.18.36
3395c00000-3395c8d000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 127703 /usr/lib64/libGL.so.185.18.36
3395c8d000-3395d8c000 —p 0008d000 fd:00 127703 /usr/lib64/libGL.so.185.18.36
3395d8c000-3395dc1000 rwxp 0008c000 fd:00 127703 /usr/lib64/libGL.so.185.18.36
3395dc1000-3395dd8000 rwxp 3395dc1000 00:00 0
3395e00000-3396bda000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 127347 /usr/lib64/libGLcore.so.185.18.36
3396bda000-3396cda000 —p 00dda000 fd:00 127347 /usr/lib64/libGLcore.so.185.18.36
3396cda000-3397113000 rwxp 00dda000 fd:00 127347 /usr/lib64/libGLcore.so.185.18.36
3397113000-3397126000 rwxp 3397113000 00:00 0
3397200000-339725f000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 124671 /usr/lib64/libGLU.so.1.3.070300
339725f000-339745e000 —p 0005f000 fd:00 124671 /usr/lib64/libGLU.so.1.3.070300
339745e000-3397460000 rw-p 0005e000 fd:00 124671 /usr/lib64/libGLU.so.1.3.070300
3397600000-3397648000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 125574 /usr/lib64/libGLEW.so.1.5.1
3397648000-3397847000 —p 00048000 fd:00 125574 /usr/lib64/libGLEW.so.1.5.1
3397847000-339784c000 rw-p 00047000 fd:00 125574 /usr/lib64/libGLEW.so.1.5.1
339784c000-339784f000 rw-p 339784c000 00:00 0
341b200000-341b26b000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 130011 /usr/lib64/libSDL-1.2.so.0.11.2
341b26b000-341b46a000 —p 0006b000 fd:00 130011 /usr/lib64/libSDL-1.2.so.0.11.2
341b46a000-341b46d000 rw-p 0006a000 fd:00 130011 /usr/lib64/libSDL-1.2.so.0.11.2
341b46d000-341b49d000 rw-p 341b46d000 00:00 0
36fdc00000-36fdcbd000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 6373595 /usr/lib64/libIlmImf.so.6.0.0
36fdcbd000-36fdebd000 —p 000bd000 fd:00 6373595 /usr/lib64/libIlmImf.so.6.0.0
36fdebd000-36fdec1000 rw-p 000bd000 fd:00 6373595 /usr/lib64/libIlmImf.so.6.0.0
38ae600000-38ae659000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 124571 /usr/lib64/libtiff.so.3.8.2
38ae659000-38ae858000 —p 00059000 fd:00 124571 /usr/lib64/libtiff.so.3.8.2
38ae858000-38ae85b000 rw-p 00058000 fd:00 124571 /usr/lib64/libtiff.so.3.8.2
3b3e600000-3b3e71b000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 127733 /usr/lib64/libgettextlib-0.17.so
3b3e71b000-3b3e91b000 —p 0011b000 fd:00 127733 /usr/lib64/libgettextlib-0.17.so
3b3e91b000-3b3e921000 rw-p 0011b000 fd:00 127733 /usr/lib64/libgettextlib-0.17.so
3b3e921000-3b3e923000 rw-p 3b3e921000 00:00 0
3b70600000-3b70693000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 6431282 /usr/lib64/freetype-freeworld/libfreetype.so.6.3.18
3b70693000-3b70893000 —p 00093000 fd:00 6431282 /usr/lib64/freetype-freeworld/libfreetype.so.6.3.18
3b70893000-3b70899000 rw-p 00093000 fd:00 6431282 /usr/lib64/freetype-freeworld/libfreetype.so.6.3.18
3bc3000000-3bc30dd000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 32882 /lib64/libasound.so.2.0.0
3bc30dd000-3bc32dc000 —p 000dd000 fd:00 32882 /lib64/libasound.so.2.0.0
3bc32dc000-3bc32e4000 rw-p 000dc000 fd:00 32882 /lib64/libasound.so.2.0.0
3bc3400000-3bc340a000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 123754 /usr/lib64/libesd.so.0.2.39
3bc340a000-3bc360a000 —p 0000a000 fd:00 123754 /usr/lib64/libesd.so.0.2.39
3bc360a000-3bc360b000 rw-p 0000a000 fd:00 123754 /usr/lib64/libesd.so.0.2.39
3cf8600000-3cf8620000 r-xp 00000000 fd:00 32794 /usr/bin/blender: line 92: 4230 Aborted /usr/bin/${blend}.bin [email protected]

Second dump

Compiled with Python version 2.5.2.
Checking for installed Python… got it!
Reached EOF while decoding PNG
DDS: not valid; header follows
Flags: 0x0D000000
Height: 1380206665
Width: 1048576
Depth: 1544
Mipmap count: 614724096
Pixel Format:
Flags: 0x9C9A0001
DDPF_ALPHAPIXELS
DDPF_NORMAL
FourCC: ‘’
Bit count: 1296659463
Red mask: 0x0AD90745
Green mask: 0x04070D03
Blue mask: 0x859114E1
Alpha mask: 0x00200000
Caps:
Caps 1: 0x54414449
DDSCAPS_COMPLEX
DDSCAPS_MIPMAP
Caps 2: 0xBD6CDA78
DDSCAPS2_VOLUME
Caps 3: 0xBB24726F
Caps 4: 0x03F9E4AE
Unknown fileformat
/usr/bin/blender: line 92: 6524 Segmentation fault /usr/bin/${blend}.bin [email protected]

Ok It seems that 2.49b is the end of the line and probably wont see any fixes. Is it ok to revert back to 2.48. I wonder how stable it was handling large textures and complex UV mapping/painting.
Can anyone guide me as to from where can I get the final source files of 2.48 so as I can compile this thing on my desktop.

Thanks, any Help will be greatly appreciated.
Shashu

You have my permission.

http://download.blender.org/source/
http://download.blender.org/release/

Richard

Thanks Richard
I will give it a try