Richard M. Lotz
rlotz at u.washington.edu
Fri Mar 3 05:49:14 PST 2000
X is forutnately a very robust and (for most) a very stable GUI
implementation. Though some of its servers (servers can be likened to the
windows equiv of a driver) are less stable then others. When you say that
X is chrash are you sure that it is really X and not just your desktop
environment or window manager? If you are being dropped back to a VT
(virtual terminal) are you presented with any error message? If you get
something mentioning "Signal 11" then it is more often then not a hardware
error (other source can occasionaly be bad/improper libs). Also, rather
then just restarting xfm (which is only an application manager) you may
want to ensure that you are also killing KDE and all of its sub procecess
and X. If you are logged in as a user the easiest way to do this is to
issue a kill -9 -1, which *should* kill all proccesses for that user (the
adventureous should NOT kill -9 -1 as root).
Is there a specific program that useually causes the crash?
Richard Lotz http://sidereus.net
rlotz at u.washington.edu ICQ: 12348088
On Thu, 2 Mar 2000, Benjamin Honsinger wrote:
> Hi, I just had X-windows do a crash on me. I switched to another shell and
> killed xfm, but now when I restart x some of my personalized settings won't
> work now. For example, I had 6 virtual desktops setup, now there are only 2.
> This has happened before, so I was just wondering if there is some way to
> restore everything back to normal without doing everything by hand. Also, any
> suggestions on how to make x more stable? I'm running KDE 1.1.2.
> X seems to crash quite a lot for a standard linux program... Other programs
> crash much more interestingly (namely vmware), but they aren't an integeral
> part of linux. Shouldn't this be addressed better? Thanks for the help!
> - Benjamin -
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