XWin stopped working with xorg-server 1.7.1 - no log-file created
Fri Nov 20 19:13:00 GMT 2009
Fedora 12 - kdm for the greeter.
Jon TURNEY wrote:
> On 20/11/2009 15:46, Michael Breuer wrote:
>> I've attached the log.
> Can you also please tell me what OS the XDMCP host at 10.0.0.1 is
>> Jon TURNEY wrote:
>>> On 19/11/2009 16:25, Michael Breuer wrote:
>>>> For what it's worth, I tracked that down yesterday by looking at the
>>>> error log on the server - there was a complaint about clipboard -
>>>> recall what... seemed innocuous but figured I'd try turning off
>>>> clipboard. Viola, it worked.
>>> Could you tell me what the clipboard related error message is?
> 2009-11-20 10:46:08 winClipboardIOErrorHandler!
> 2009-11-20 10:46:08 winClipboardProc - setjmp returned for IO Error
> 2009-11-20 10:46:08 winClipboardShutdown - Clipboard thread has exited.
> The problem here is that the internal clipboard integration client is
> terminating for some reason. (This is not entirely unexpected in XDMCP
> use, as login managers often try to kill other clients to ensure they
> don't watch you type your password, but there is code in place to try
> to prevent this happening to the clipboard integration client, in case
> you want to paste your password...)
> Since Xserver 1.7.1-1, terminating the clipboard integration client
> causes the Xserver to terminate as well (although this change, which
> also applies to the -multiwindow internal window manager, doesn't seem
> to be mentioned in any of the announce emails)
> My reasoning for this change was that we shouldn't accept the options
> turning these internal clients on and then silently allow them to
> fail. This was particularly bad with the -multiwindow internal window
> manager, as if that client exits all new windows have no native
> frames, which is particularly useless.
> I guess this also interacts unfortunately with -clipboard being the
> default now, since 18.104.22.1682-1
> So, perhaps we need to do something smarter here, either improve the
> way we try to avoid the internal clipboard client getting killed, or
> perhaps restart it after an interval ...
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