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Old 09-22-2006, 05:26 PM   #1
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NetBSD 3.0.1 XFree86 xauth seg fault

Hi, guys;

I did an install of NetBSD 3.0.1 yesterday and it almost works perfectly. The problem I have is that when XFree86 shuts down, xauth seg faults. From what I understand, it tries to clean up the .Xauthority files it created when the X server (which is version 4.5.0 by the way) starts, but then seg faults and dumps core instead.

Exactly what happens is that the message "waiting for X server to shut down" is printed, then I get the message "Segmentation fault (core dumped) xauth remove ${r..." I assume the command that's seg faulting is "xauth remove $removelist" from /usr/X11R6/bin/startx.

I've searched on the matter, but haven't yet found it elsewhere. Any ideas are, as always, greatly appreciated.


Well, I've come up with a workaround - using the last line of my .xinitrc file to remove the .Xauthority file prevents xauth from seg faulting. So it works, but I still wish I knew why it was happening. I don't have the chops or the time right now to delve deep into debugging, though.

Last edited by taylor_venable; 09-23-2006 at 02:17 PM.


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