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mint12usr

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Re: cannot initialze avast! engine: invalid agrument
« Reply #30 on: March 09, 2012, 04:49:09 PM »
solve this by typing this as root in command line.
$ sysctl -w kernel.shmmax=100000000

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Re: cannot initialze avast! engine: invalid agrument
« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2012, 12:12:17 PM »
This is still a problem! Why users must to google to solve this problem?!

"$ avast
avast: can not initialize avast! engine: Недопустимый аргумент"

It's too stupid error message.
It must be something like:
"Please grow your /proc/sys/kernel/shmmax value.
E.g. 1: echo 128000000 > /proc/sys/kernel/shmmax
E.g. 2: sysctl -w kernel.shmmax=128000000
You can add this to file /etc/init.d/rcS before any exec calls. Sorry, we are trying to filnd better solution of this problem.
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Your Avast command. We always love you."

Somebody writes, that it is limitation of old kernels...
So:
$ uname -a
Linux ubuntu 3.5.7-zen #1 ZEN SMP Fri Oct 19 05:56:51 MSK 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

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Re: cannot initialze avast! engine: invalid agrument
« Reply #33 on: December 26, 2012, 02:05:05 PM »
I am starting to use Linux Ubuntu 12.10 and trying to install Avast for Linux 64 free version.
I got the program registered and clicked update database but the laptop froze just before completing the update. Since then the program won't open even after I reinstalled and re-entered the reg code I got after requesting it again.

How do I overcome the blocking message?



hello,

since yesterday evening i am getting following error message when running avast

cannot initialze avast! engine: invalid agrument

3 independent instances on 3 different mashines are affected. Defenetely, nothing was changed on those systems. Could it be that the latest vps file (100328-1) is invalid? Exactly when this vps file was installed, it stopped working!

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Re: cannot initialze avast! engine: invalid agrument
« Reply #34 on: December 26, 2012, 07:55:04 PM »
I am starting to use Linux Ubuntu 12.10 and trying to install Avast for Linux 64 free version.
I got the program registered and clicked update database but the laptop froze just before completing the update. Since then the program won't open even after I reinstalled and re-entered the reg code I got after requesting it again.

How do I overcome the blocking message?



hello,

since yesterday evening i am getting following error message when running avast

cannot initialze avast! engine: invalid agrument

3 independent instances on 3 different mashines are affected. Defenetely, nothing was changed on those systems. Could it be that the latest vps file (100328-1) is invalid? Exactly when this vps file was installed, it stopped working!
I'm not quite sure if I understand your situation. Are you getting the same problems described in this topic, or something else entirely? :)
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