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Thayne Harbaugh (thayne@plug.org)
Mon, 21 Apr 1997 13:24:50 -0600

This is very similar to a problem I'm having. My X server can die at
times: restarting the windowmanager, closing an app, opening an app,
Sometimes it completely kills the server and other times it kills it but
the graphics on the console and locks the keyboard input (or so it
seems). I'm
running a cyrix 6x86 200+, Matrox Millenium, XFree86-SVGA 3.2a, 32M
SDRAM, 2.0.30,
AHA2940-UW, (mail me for more details).

Russell Berry wrote:
> Greeting fellow linux users,
> I'm cross posting this to X11 and kernel, at first glance the bulk of you will
> insist that this is not a kernel issue. Indeed, maybe it isn't, but please
> read on, I'll try to be brief.
> The issue involves two machines, both running 2.0.30 at the moment. One is a
> P100, the other a P60. the 60 has a cirrus 5432 chipset vid card, running
> Xfree863.1.2, the 100 is a diamond S3 chipset (not virge) running Xfree863.2.x.
> Here's the story, every since 2.0.29, I will loose /tmp/.X11-unix/X0=, the X
> connection. The chain of events prior to this loss vary. Sometimes I'll be
> running netscape, sometimes not. Sometimes I'll be doing absolutely nothing,
> try to open an Xterm, and the connection will be gone. All the windows and
> apps that are open and running when this happens continue to work fine. This
> is a very strange problem, I log my X sessions, and nothing comes up in the
> logs except the X connect loss messages at the end where I tried to open
> something.
> If this happens while I'm away, like when the screen has gone into suspend
> mode, I can't get the display back at all. If I turn the monitor off and back
> on it complains that the signal is lost. So I have to go in from a terminal
> and kill the X session, or restart it. Again, the X0= socket will be missing.
> This happens a couple of times a week on each machine, the machines are not
> connected to one another. One is home, and the other at the office. It's
> getting to be quite annoying.
> If anyone can think of anything that has come about since 2.0.28 that may be
> causing this, please let me know. Actually I'll entertain any ideas, flames,
> comments, etc...
> Thanks for reading.
> ---russ
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Thayne Harbaugh
President PLUG
Provo Linux Users' Group