-=>I have installed it on a RedHat Linux 5.2 machine. Octave seems to work
-=>ONLY for user 'root'. (At least I am able to get in, help -i, and do
-=>simple arithmetic, etc. and quit safely :)
-=>However, when invoked from a normal user, it quits after "Segmentation
-=>fault (core dumped)". What could be the reason?
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Do you have a tracing utility on Linux like truss/trace/sar?
You can use those to monitor what the program is doing.
For example "truss -t open octave" would monitor all open()
calls made by octave.
Or you could look at the core file produced by octave in a debugger
to see at what point it is crashing.