Subject: Re: X Server crashes
To: Todd Gruhns Acct <email@example.com>
From: Ian Thomas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/22/2002 06:42:00
--- Todd Gruhns Acct <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have ran across an interesting prob:
> I will have to search A+ documentation for a
> So I load the documentation into Mozilla and click
> on Find::Search in this Page.
> I then enter the search-string and click on Find. It
> stops at the first match,
> so I click on Find a second time and my X SERVER
> DUMPS CORE!
> It then leaves me with a message to the effect of:
> gdb /usr/X11R6/bin/X /usr/guest/todd/core
> Then send the resulting output to ***@xfree86.org
> so the
> Xserver may be diagnosed..."
> But I get nothing back! How do I catch the core? And
> to whom shall I
> report it? I recall that NetBSD.org has its own copy
> of the xfree86
> Indeed in nothing is the power of the Dark Lord more
> clearly shown than in the
> estrangement that divides all those who still oppose
> him. --Lord of the Rings
I had some issues with Xman that caused X to dump
core. It always left the core file, xman.core, in the
directory I launched X from, usually my home
directory. At any rate, I don't think that the binary
X packages are built with debugging symbols, so you
would have to download the source and and compile X
with this option included.
Make sure you specify a directory into which the X
dist should go if you do build from source, otherwise,
it uses root instead of the normal /usr/X11R6.
Ian P. Thomas
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