XDM seem to hang until I reboot.
I am running a Debian 1.3.1 install with the basics for X. I use xdm
to login via WinNT/Exceed v5. I have used dftp up update all the X
based stuff from ftp.debian.org and I use afterstep as my window
What I am having problems with is a lockup or hangup from XDM. If I
am running a X session, it is possible to hangup, and I cannot seem
to run anything. I cannot click on an XTERM button, or even run
xterm if I have a free window up. When I do run a new 'xterm &' from
an available window, after a certain time it tells me it cannot write
to the display.
If I hit the "Restart Window Manager", nothing gets returned, but I
can still type in the xterm that are already open; xload, xmem
seem to update and working okay even in this state. But nothing new
can be opened.
After all this, if I kill the Exceed session, and reopen. I see my
Linux box in the chooser (with correct load), I select the server,
but then it sits there. No login screen will ever be returned.
I have killed XDM and restarted it. I killed inetd and restarted it.
but I cannot get any response out of XDM until I totally reboot the
server. Once it has rebooted, all is working again. I do not run X
on the console (Diamond Speedstar <grin>) so I am not sure if this is
a problem with an Xserver (I use the default server (VGA or SVGA
whatever it is)).
Any ideas? Any thoughts? I have since gone back and reinstalled
some of the old DEB packages (xbase, fvwm-common, xserver, xfont)
from the Master CD v1.3.1, but have not had much time to test it.
It happends randomly. It also happends to a friend of mine with a
Thanks for your help,
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