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Re: kdm / xdm dying


I don't think this is a Debian problem. The reason is, early this morning,
during graveyard shift, the same thing happened here.  There were only three X
terminal PC's logged in at the time. By chance, all three happened to be running
Slackware, rather than Debian, and as it happens, the server they were logged
into is running Slackware.

Two of the machines logged their users out about 5 minutes apart.  When I got to
work I checked their bios clocks and they have drifted about 5 minutes from each
other.  The third machine did not logout it's user.

The two machines that did exhibit the weird behavior are running Slackware 4.0
and 7.1 and both have 2.2.x series kernels.  The Slackware 4.0 box is a 486 DX
and the Slackware 7.1 machine is a P75.

The third X terminal machine, which did not logout it's user, is running
Slackware 3.6 and a 2.0.X series kernel.

Unfortunately, nobody was logged in on any of the X terminals configured with
Debian, bui I'm tempted to speculate that this is a kernel related phenomenon.


Colin Mattoon

> Hi all!
> I've got a problem with our terminal-Server running Debian woody with XFree4 
> and the thin clients running Debian woody with XFree4.
> All clients get their X/kdm via "X -query server". The problem is that about 
> three times a year the kdm/xdm states the message "too many keepalive
> retransmissions, closing connection". All users (>200) get logged out at the 
> same time and get the normal login screen after that.
> The problem depends on the system time of the client. In 2000 it was in may 
> , 2001 in september, and today 13. february 14:58:xx UTC. I can set the
> time on the client to 14:57, wait about one minute and get logged out again.
> Any help would be appreciated...
> Greets,
> -Cajus
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