Subject: Re: afterstep-current-1.7, or just update 1.6?
To: David Maxwell <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/07/1999 10:18:29
On Wed, 7 Jul 1999, David Maxwell wrote:

> Yes, but more significantly I ran into the following bug...
> Add the following crontask (requires xv and wget)
> */5     8-9,18-23       *       *       *       rm -f /tmp/loc40.jpg >> /dev/null && cd /tmp >> /dev/null && /usr/local/bin/wget >>/dev/null &&  /usr/X11R6/bin/xv -display newbox:0 -root -wait 1 /tmp/loc40.jpg >> /dev/null
> And I find X locks up in about 1.5 days. (Requires Ctrl-Alt-Bkspc)
> Enlightenment on the otherhand has been going for 2+ weeks without
> a problem.

That's a wierd one. Did you have "*PagerDontDrawBg" in ~/G/L/A/pager?
Without it, afterstep and xv might try to draw to the root window at
the same time. Though, if that causes a hang, it's arguably a bug in
the server. I let "xearth" redraw the root window every five minutes
for up to two weeks on the mac, and on the 486, and the X server never
locked up.