checkX problems

Ken Brown
Fri Nov 20 20:14:00 GMT 2009

On 11/20/2009 2:47 PM, Gertjan van Noord wrote:
> 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.

If you remove -wait but still start checkX with run, then you might as 
well not use checkX at all.  (run will return immediately, leaving 
checkX running in the background.)


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