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Re: X crash question (where's the core file?)

:: On Sun, 23 Jul 2000 10:42:21 -0700, kmself@ix.netcom.com said:

> core file should be wherever X started up.  Depending on how you start,
> this can be in a number of places.  I use startx to launch my X session
> (think for a few minutes -- what *really* is the function of an X
> display manager other than to provide the overhead of an X session when
> you explicitly don't need one).   I'd recommend  you do the same. You
> can shut down your X display manager with:
>     # /etc/init.d/<foo>dm stop
> ...as root.

Yes, I also use startx...

> You may also want to check your "ulimit -a" output to find out if you've
> truncated core files.  I've done this as I don't usually care to know
> what's in them:

Well, this was the problem, but I would not even check if you hadn't
suggested, because I've used some core files from my own programs two
weeks ago, so I assumed the limit wasn't set to zero. Maybe the
default changed in some recent upgrade...

Anyway - thank you! I've already changed it, and I'll get the core
next time X segfaults.


Jeronimo Pellegrini
Institute of Computing - Unicamp - Brazil
mailto:jeronimo@ic.unicamp.br    mailto:pellegrini@iname.com

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