Subject: Re: Xterm problem
To: der Mouse <mouse@Collatz.McRCIM.McGill.EDU>
From: Chris Callanan <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 10/16/1995 15:25:04
User der Mouse, was known to have said:
> > My 3/60 is currently refusing to run Xterm.  [...]  If I attempt to
> > start one it thinks for a bit then dumps core, occasionally shutting
> > down the server and even declaring a segmentation fault now and
> > again.
> > The system is an 8mb 3/60 with a CG4, netbooting from a 486 running
> > FreeBSD-2.0.5-RELEASE, with all storage on NFS. In every other
> > respect it ticks along quite happily, it just won't run Xterm.
> I recall when I was trying to do a full rebuild on a completely
> diskless Sun-3, I saw similar problems: random coredumps and other
> failures.  Then I saw some stuff on the lists about trouble swapping to
> NFS...I suspect this may be what you're seeing.  (Unfortunately I don't
> know more about it.)

ya know, i think this might explain the problem i've been having
with my Xwindows, although i do have 20 meg in the machine and i
dont think it starts swapping, but i dunno...

when i start X, it starts going, gets half way thru starting up and
then crashes back to the command prompt, usually giving me some
sort of errors, like it cant find it, even though its where
it supposed to be with proper permissions....

strange thing is, is sometimes it works....  


i think i'll wait till i get my new disk...


  Chris Callanan - CpE major 

     You have to know these things when you're a king you know.