Re: XDM seem to hang until I reboot. (followup)
I wanted to post a followup:
The day I posted this information, I had already ran dselect and
removed the version of 'xbase' and all its dependencies (xserver,
xfnts, fvwm-common, etc) that I had installed via ftp.debian.org.
After that, I went back and installed the versions I had on my Debian
1.3.1 MasterCD. Since then, I have remained logged in for the past 2
days without a lockup. I keep trying to kill the server or lockup
XDM, by runing all the programs that I did before. The only thing
that I have not done, is log-out and log-in several times. I have
kept the same window manager, Afterstep.
Hopefully these old packages solved my porblem, but I hate to think
it might be a bug in the new Debian X packages.
...I will let you know if I find out differently!
> Hello all,
> 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
> similar config.
> Thanks for your help,
> --Jay Barbee
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