Re: Off screen
> News from my problem:
> It happens only when X Windows is ran for root (startx).
> No problem with a normal user.
> "Strange, you said strange, how strange it is".
> au revoir,
> Gilles Lamiral. France, Rennes (35).
Hmmm. If you create a brand-new "dummy" user, does it have the problem?
For that matter, does it run the same window manager as the root user?
Perhaps it is a problem with dotfiles in the root user's home directory,
or specifically with the wm that root runs.
It's pretty unlikely to be permissions, unless the fact that plain users
*can't* do something is defending you.
strace might be called for at this point... except, I can't think of a way
to force it to sync, so that the crash would reveal something useful :(
Magic SysRq only works if you're at a console; the problem happens at an
X session. sigh.
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