X server crash when running texworks

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Wed Mar 28 12:28:00 GMT 2012

On 3/28/2012 7:16 AM, Jon TURNEY wrote:
> On 26/03/2012 21:32, Ken Brown wrote:
>> On 3/26/2012 4:06 PM, Jon TURNEY wrote:
>>> On 26/03/2012 20:47, Ken Brown wrote:
>>>> On 3/24/2012 3:47 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
>>>> One further detail for anyone trying to reproduce this:  I just tried it on a
>>>> second computer, and my recipe didn't immediately produce the crash.  But I
>>>> simply started trying to use texworks (loading and compiling various tex
>>>> documents), and the X server crashed within a few minutes.
>>> Thanks very much for the detailed report.
>>> On the off chance this is a known issue, would you mind downloading the X
>>> server symbols and getting a backtrace using the instruction on [1], before I
>>> try to reproduce it.
>> OK, the backtrace is attached.
> Thanks very much.
> I'm afraid I can't reproduce your issue, but looking at the backtrace and the
> somewhat intermittent nature of the fault, I think perhaps this crash is
> caused by a race condition which exists in the conversion of the window icon
> from an X property to a Windows icon.
> I've uploaded a snapshot with some fixes for that at [1], perhaps you could
> try that out and see if it helps?
> [1] ftp://cygwin.com/pub/cygwinx/XWin.20120328-git-ab32650607c59327.exe.bz2

Yes, that seems to fix it.  I just started texworks and compiled 6 or 7 
tex documents without a crash.  I've never been able to do more than 1 
or 2 before.



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