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Re: weird problem: X restarts if I click in an ssd'ed xterm

on Tue, Dec 09, 2003 at 05:01:45PM -0500, H. S. (greatexcalibur@yahoo.com) wrote:
> Hi,
> Last night I tried to work from home on my university's network. First 
> the command "ssh -f user@univ.edu 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 user@univ.edu 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.


Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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  Gentoo is one step on the long road from Debian to Debian.

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