Subject: Re: Weirdness with XDM
To: Brett Lymn <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/15/1997 14:18:10
	What happens if you start emacs form a shell after unlimiting
	datasize & friends?


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On Thu, 15 May 1997, Brett Lymn wrote:

> Folks,
>         I am using the precompiled XFree86-3.2 on a P100 running a
> recent-ish current.  I use X heavily and until recently I just logged
> in as myself and typed startx to get X going - this has worked fine
> for ages.  I then got off my arse and did the miniscule amount of work
> to get XDM configured & running.  After doing this I started having
> problems with X - emacs did a sigsegv another time the display screwed
> up (try and imagine about 1/8 of the normal screen filling the whole
> display).  After these experiences I went back to just running startx
> from the shell prompt without these problems happening.
> Anyone got any ideas on what to try?  I did think of unlimiting the
> xdm process but it doesn't make sense to me that I am running into
> limits under xdm but not on the command line....
> I was starting xdm from within rc.local FWIW.
> -- 
> Brett Lymn, Computer Systems Administrator, AWA Defence Industries
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