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Old 06-06-2005, 09:17 PM   #1
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Angry Aergh. X dies on the hour, every hour


Aergh. THis is getting rather annoying. Just as the topic says, X dies every (clock) hour. This is somewhat odd because before it wouldn't do it often. I have checked the cron stuff, nothings in there. ps -A says cron isn't running. The logs in /var/log/ aren't very helpful all they say is "Caught signal 11"
Nothing is overheating, and its not like its been up for a long time either (2:51). I have already reinstalled XFree 86 4.3 and it doesn't change anything. Any ideas?

Maybe its just coded not to work the first x days of the month.
 
Old 06-07-2005, 04:14 PM   #2
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x server stays up because something is it's client
client dies/ server dies

so what is most likely going on is client is segfaulting "Caught signal 11"

now sometimes this can be in the link between the client and x libs and may depend on the way x was compiled but if that were the case it would be more random or have to do with a certain action
(certain ways of compiling x for instance cause kde to crash)

i guess the question is what's running when you startx ? window manager etc.. and is there a clock applet or something
 
Old 06-07-2005, 06:41 PM   #3
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I am using XFCE 4.2, and i start it by running the startup script. startxfce4. In the toolbar, there is a clock, but im not sure how that would tie in. But anyways, its been an hour and it has'nt crashed, so it seems to be a random bug. Actually, I was playing Starcraft () for a while over the weekend and it didn't crash there. Come to think of it, it hasn't crashed while plying a game, only when i have papers open and haven't saved them. I have had this problem off and on for a while now. In the past, i was using KDE and Blackbox and it would crash also.
 
Old 06-07-2005, 08:32 PM   #4
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this could be so many things -- all i can think of to do is check the x logs
or try building your own x server
it is possible to get it rock solid
for xfree 4.4.0 and gcc 3.4.1
i had to remove even the default gcc flags for it to be fully stable
of course for you it might be the video driver as well i guess
like i said it could be so many things besides (Novell shouldn't release unstable x builds)
which is what it really is
make a mental note if Qt/KDE applications are open when it crashes
Qt has some issues with openGL linking sometimes especially with Nvidia drivers
also the problem might be in font rendering ???
wish i could be more help
bottom line
Linux shouldn't crash on you but many distributions don't do enough testing because of competition to make the newest latest thing
 
Old 06-07-2005, 11:02 PM   #5
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well, its been up for 2 hours without crashing, so......
hmm...
Well you might have something with the font rendering?
When it starts up, there is a whole bunch of missing font directories.
like

Or is that something completely different?
Code:
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/PEX" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/misc" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/75dpi" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/100dpi" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin7/75dpi" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/baekmuk" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/japanese" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/misc" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/75dpi" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/100dpi" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/misc" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/75dpi" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/100dpi" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/Type1" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/sgi" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(WW) The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/xtest" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
and
Code:
ould not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/kwintv, removing from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID, removing from list!
f i remeber correctly, some of the time it crashed when xmms was switching to the next song.
 
  


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