Problem with new xinit - console window doesn't open (but bash starts)
Sun Nov 22 20:25:00 GMT 2009
On 20/11/2009 15:05, Jim Reisert AD1C wrote:
> I tried adding the missing fonts. I tried SET LANG=C
> Starting the X server is still unpredictable.
Does this mean it sometimes works and sometimes doesn't?
Or does it mean it fails in different ways each time you try?
> Now my log file (attached) shows:
> It also claims another window manage is running (and therefore shuts
> down), which is untrue (there is no other Xwin process running).
Since I have touched 'check for another window manager' code recently, I was
kind of expecting to see that I'd managed to break it in some way, but..
I'm not quite sure what to make of that log file. This is very strange.
If you look for "(II) xorg.conf is not supported", you'll see that it looks
like that server starts again about half-way through.
I did wonder if you were managing to somehow start two copies of XWin
near-simultaneously, but I don't think that would produce a logfile like that
(since it's not opened in append mode, you probably get the logfile from the
last process to close it or something like that)
An alternative explanation is that there is a really inconveniently timed
server regeneration happening: just after the internal client threads have
been created, but before they can connect, so they are still hanging around to
be accepted by the next server generation.
If we did have twice as many threads as we are supposed to, that would explain
the final failure due to another WM running (as there's another WM thread,
note that there are two 'winMultiWindowXMsgProc - Hello' lines)
No idea why the server is regenerating though, needs more meditation :-)
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