on Tue, Dec 09, 2003 at 05:01:45PM -0500, H. S. (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote: > Hi, > > Last night I tried to work from home on my university's network. First > the command "ssh -f email@example.com xterm -sl 2048 -fg beige" didn't work. > I got "can't open display" error message. So I did some google search > and tried "ssh -X firstname.lastname@example.org xterm -sl 2048 -fg beige". But when I > right-click on the xterm that is opened, surprisingly and unexpectedly X > restarts -- well actually I get logged out and the nvidia screen > splashed and I am given the Debian login screen again, just as if I had > logged out. > > I am running 2.4.22 kernel on Sarge, compiled for the nvidia 4496 > driver. I am not sure where to start debugging this thing, so if I am > missing any diagnostics I should have posted, just let me know. I will > post them next time I log into Debian, at present I am in Fedora -- I > *got* to get smoe work done, right? Can't keep on struggling Debain all > the time hee hee :)) I'd recommend using strace to trace the various programs you're running. I suspect a windowmanager problem, but you're in a better position to assess this. Launching a raw X session (X or 'startx <client>') is likely going to be helpful here. Check logs (~/.xsession-errors, /var/log/XFree86.0.log), as well. Peace. -- Karsten M. Self <email@example.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/ What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand? Gentoo is one step on the long road from Debian to Debian.
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