Re: X is hosed
On 7 Sep 98 14:34:34 GMT, email@example.com wrote:
>I stuck my neck out and upgraded X11 to the packages in slink. Just
>previous to that I had upgraded wmaker to 0.19.1-1, also new on slink.
>At first, wmaker crashed the session. I purged wmaker.
>Now, for some reason I cannot fathom, xdm starts but when a user logs
>in, the session crashes. Root can log in ok. Root can use startx,
>but a user cannot.
>Looks like permissions. Permissions of WHAT?
Upgrade xlib6g to the latest version. Wmaker has a problem with the
old one such that it crashes immediately (after xdm has finished).
>I now downgraded back to the X11 packages in hamm, but the same
>I still don't understand what wmaker did. I upgraded the libraries,
>and installed wmaker libs too. That's one of the last things I did
>before this happened.
It sounds like your system is still trying to run wmaker, and so still
crashing. Edit your user's ~/.xsession file and comment out the line
which loads wmaker. And replace it with a different manager,
I'd suggest giving wmaker another try though, after upgrading xlib6g.
"But I need it to crash once every few days -
reboots are the only chance I get to sleep..."
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- X is hosed
- From: Alan Eugene Davis <firstname.lastname@example.org>