Subject: Re: Weirdness with XDM
To: Brett Lymn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 05/15/1997 14:18:10
What happens if you start emacs form a shell after unlimiting
datasize & friends?
.---- I've been too drunk to love ----.-- I've been too drunk to remember -.
| too drunk to care | the hell of the night before |
| looked like death, felt like hell | I've been drinking myself blind |
`------ been the worse for wear ------'-- and still I'll drink some more --'
On Thu, 15 May 1997, Brett Lymn wrote:
> 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
> "Upgrading your memory gives you MORE RAM!" - ad in MacWAREHOUSE catalogue.