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Russell Berry (berrex@albany.net)
Tue, 22 Apr 1997 12:57:34 -0400 (EDT)

Well, actually, my screen doesn't lock. All the apps that were already open
remain functional, and the window manager doesn't die. It's just that if I
start a new app/window, I get the X_transConnect can't connect. The reason for
that being that /tmp/.X11-unix/X0= socket is gone. No errors in my logs,
nothing reported to the console until another xapp tries to come up.


On 22-Apr-97 Rildo Pragana wrote:
>Hi Thayne,
> It seems to be a bug in XFree, because I did found the same problem with
>my 486, Trident 9440, despite the window manager I'm using at the moment.
>It happens more frquently when I run some programs (like Netscape, or The
>Gimp) buggy, that report "Bus errors" or core dumps. Unafortunately, I
>have no way to characterize the problem or even a way to repeat it.
>Please, report what conditions do you (Thaney, Russell and others) find
>the screen locked. I'm decided to find out what's happening, at least!
>Rildo Pragana (direct e-mail: <rpragana@truenet.com.br>, or Reply-To)
>On Mon, 21 Apr 1997, Thayne Harbaugh wrote:
>> This is very similar to a problem I'm having. My X server can die at
>> various
>> times: restarting the windowmanager, closing an app, opening an app,
>> etc.
>> Sometimes it completely kills the server and other times it kills it but
>> leaves
>> 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
>> > 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
>> >
>> > Here's the story, every since 2.0.29, I will loose /tmp/.X11-unix/X0=, the
>> > connection. The chain of events prior to this loss vary. Sometimes I'll
>> > running netscape, sometimes not. Sometimes I'll be doing absolutely
>> > 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.
>> > 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
>> > on it complains that the signal is lost. So I have to go in from a
>> > and kill the X session, or restart it. Again, the X0= socket will be
>> >
>> > 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
>> > causing this, please let me know. Actually I'll entertain any ideas,
>> > comments, etc...
>> >
>> > Thanks for reading.
>> >
>> > ---russ
>> >
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>> Thayne Harbaugh
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