Re: X-Windows dies with kernel 1.3.16

Andrew Walker (
Wed, 9 Aug 1995 19:41:47 +0200 (MET DST)

\rjan Derel|v wrote:
> X-Windows dies after a few seconds when using the latest kernel, all earlier
> kernels I have tested works. I'm using XFree86 3.1.1.
> /F

Probably due to a small bug in the new AF_UNIX domain socket code that
was included with 1.3.16. The X server uses an AF_UNIX socket for
communications on the local machine.

Get 1.3.17. It's out already and I noticed that the problem with AF_UNIX
sockets is fixed (haven't tried it yet, but I read through the patch).
Another sympton of this bug was that syslogd died as soon as it actually
tried to write a message.


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