checkX problems

Gertjan van Noord
Fri Nov 20 19:48:00 GMT 2009

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 02:43:11PM -0500, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 11/20/2009 12:14 PM, Charles Wilson wrote:
> >I've integrated Lothar's patch into run2/checkX (along with some other
> >internal changes), and published a test release.  Please try run-0.3.1-1
> >and let me know if it fixes your problems with checkX.
> I still have the instability that I reported as problem #2 in
> but I wasn't expecting you to fix that.  As I said later in the
> thread, I suspect BLODA.
> But the new behavior of the timeout option (my problem #1) works
> fine, with one caveat:  If I start the X server with startxwin.bat,
> it immediately exits and claims that a server is already running.
> This was also reported earlier today by Jim Reisert:
> Could it be that checkX is tricking XWin into thinking that a
> different X server is running?  (I have no idea how XWin decides
> whether an X server is running, so this may or may not be
> plausible.)  Strangely, the problem doesn't occur if I use
> instead of startxwin.bat.

has it something to do with the -wait option to checkX that is present
in the startxwin.bat? I had to remove that option, since it broke 
the start of the X server. And I now note it is not in the bash version.


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