Just experienced some weird behaviour on my fresh Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.5 installation. After installing a fresh VM I updated the system using system tools. Everything seemed fine until I rebooted the VM and started a new Gnome session. Unfortunately desktop icons were missing. The icons are normally provided by a nautilus process which starts on login. However, since the update nautilus kept being killed by signal 11 (SIGSEGV). Nevertheless, Gnome kept trying to open a new nautilus process which in ended up in a nautilus starting and killing spree 😉
In order to solve the problem I had a look at dmesg:
$ dmesg | tail
Within the output I found that not nautilus was the core problem but the librsvg library used by it. So I checked the software center application and found two versions:
After the first update process version 2.26.0-6.el6_5.2 was installed, so I tried 2.26.0-6.el6_5.3. Afterwards nautilus could start properly and the problem seems to be solved for the moment.