Hi there I have a problem with matplotlib (0.8) and IPython
> (0.6.15) on a Debian 3.1 system together with the GTK
> interface. Ipython crashes when one tries to make a simple
> plot. This is quite strange since I changes from a former
> setup with ipython (0.6.13) to iptyon (0.6.15) to use the
> GTK interface and it worked quite well. It seems that
> maybe changing from Debian testing to stable maybe messed
> up the setup. Has anyone an idea where the problem
> described below comes from.
I took a quick look over your strace and didn't see anything obviou.
You might want to bring this up with the debian maintainer, because I
have never seen this error before and so it may not be a matplotlib
problem per se.