Subject: Re: No xserver.tgz for 1.5?
To: Nathan J Williams <nathanw@MIT.EDU>
From: Olaf Seibert <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/12/2000 11:57:23
On Mon 11 Dec 2000 at 20:01:09 -0500, Nathan J Williams wrote:
> <> (Olaf Seibert) writes:
> > I was hoping to upgrade my X terminal (a Sun 3/60) to 1.5, to get rid of
> > an annoying problem. However, there does not seem to be an X server
> > binary (sun3/binary/sets/xserver.tgz) available? Is this intentional?
> It's not intentional. It's an unfortunate side effect of my tripping
> over an NFS server bug (PR #11618) which totally hoses X builds. 

Looking at your PR, it sounds similar to an experience I had a long time
ago with an NFS server running on mswindows-NT (called DiskShare, IIRC).
It seemed some kind of client caching problem at the time.

> So I need to do a little disk reorganization before I can make this
> build, and it didn't happen before 1.5. Sorry about that.

Ok, I used the X server from 1.4.2 in the mean time. That seems to work
fine, once I got a set of rgb.{db,dir,pag} next to rgb.txt, copied from
the XKERNEL setup. I don't see such files being needed with the X server
on i386 though.

> > While I'm talking to you anyway, the problem I'm having is that the X
> > server sometimes does an unsupported system call. When that happens, it
> > is killed and I lose all my windows. It typically happens with gnome
> > programs (such as gnapster). Since I am currently useing the XKERNEL
> > setup, I cannot ktrace this or anything like that. Any ideas here maybe?
> I'd guess a mismatch of the X server version and the kernel, but I
> haven't looked at the XKERNEL setup in a long time.

I have a core dump, in case it's useful. Hm, maybe I'll have a go at it
with gdb myself first.

>         - Nathan
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