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SubjectRe: Dead Machine & 2.1.131
Paul Jakma wrote:

> On Fri, 4 Dec 1998, Michael K Vance wrote:
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > And to keep following up on my own posts before I see any reponses =), it was
> > MOST certainly xfstt killing my machine. First it would cause random X lockups
> > after usage, then it would kill my machine when xdm tried to startup my
> > session. Removing the xfstt related lines from .xsession/.xinitrc solved the
> > problem totally.
> >
> > It was still quite nasty... I'm disappointed that a user-space program
> > interacting closely with X was able to bring my machine down
>
> Are you sure your machine was *totally* locked up?
>
> I've had this problem with xfstt aswell - X totally locked up. But the
> machine is still going. It appears that xfstt can't handle some TT
> fonts, so eg X requests a font, xfstt can't handle it and never get's
> back to the X server. The X server waits an indeterminate time for a
> response from the font server.. and so appears hung.
>
> I've since switched to xfsft, an font server based on the free type
> library, which hasn't given me any trouble at all. Also, as it's the
> original xfs with true type support added, it can also serve your other
> X fonts, so you can replace xfs with it. Configuration is exactly like
> xfs aswell.
>
> regards,
> --
> Paul Jakma paul@clubi.ie
> **********************************************************
> /etc/crontab:
> 01 5 * * * root find / -name windows -type d \
> -fstype msdos -o -fstype vfat -exec rm -rf {} \;
> **********************************************************
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>
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I get the impression that it is dangerous to run normal XF86_SVGA when the console
is fbcon. Is this correct? It works for me, but if there are hidden dangers, I'll
stop using FBCON.

Also: I tried XFree86-3.3.3. When I ran the X server (XF86_SVGA) it worked fine,
but any other way just claimed to be starting and then sat there. I think there is
something wrong with the Xwrapper in 3.3.3, but I'm not sure.

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