Subject: Latest kernel + X problems
To: None <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/06/1994 23:15:17
The most recent sources (Jan 5th) give me a problem with X (actually,
the sources as of Jan 2nd already gave me this problem). X starts up
allright (though it seems a little slower). But, when running it,
it sometimes stops in its tracks for a little while, or just stops

Stopping, but then continuing, happens to me when an xterm has to scroll
a largish amount of data, for example an ls -algF. When it's about to scroll,
it pauses for some seconds (5 or so), and then continues. This doesn't always
happen, but a fair amount of times it does.

The total hangups appear when I start up emacs or ghostscript; the framework
for the new window that they create does not appear; the system just hangs.

Does anyone else have thise problem? Some specifics:

- a kernel dated 14 dec works fine, same config file used for it
- X is the shared version, compiled by myself, which has never failed
  until now
- my kernel is completely standard -current code, I removed any non-official
  stuff I had in there (I used to have the silo-patch for the serial driver,
  and was also running pcvt, but I removed both of these now)
- emacs is version 19.22, statically linked (worked fine before)

Everything else seems to work fine (not using X). Has there been a recent
change due to which I need to recompile X?

Thanks for any hints,