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Bug#220964: xdm: can't execute "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xreset" because it's not on board

reassign 220964 xserver-xfree86: multimon program crashes X server
tag 220964 + moreinfo upstream

On Sun, Nov 16, 2003 at 01:43:37AM +0800, Dan Jacobson wrote:
> Package: xdm
> Version: 4.2.1-12.1
> Severity: important
> I found a simple reproducible way to crash one's X session.

Okay.  You do realize that has nothing to do with xdm, right?

If the X server crashes, then the X server should be the target of your
bug report.

> # apt-get install multimon #a vastly undocumented program
> $ multimon
> then click the button to close the window created.
> [As what else does one do when there is no way to find out
> how to use the program.]
> Poof, even icewm is gone; one is back at the login prompt.
> $ tail /var/log/xdm.log.1
> Sun Nov 16 01:27:42 2003 xdm error (pid 1011): can't execute "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/Xreset" (err 2)
> Sun Nov 16 01:27:44 2003 xdm info (pid 548): starting X server on :0

This information is not useful in diagnosing what multimon did to crash
the X server.  Also, the error message you see is not fatal; see:
<URL: http://bugs.debian.org/219311 >.

For me to be able to do anything at all about this bug, I need the
information described in the XF86Config(7) manual page.

$ man 7 XF86Config

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