Re: Dead Machine & 2.1.131

Alan Cox (
Fri, 4 Dec 1998 15:36:39 +0000 (GMT)

> MOST certainly xfstt killing my machine. First it would cause random X lockups
> after usage, then it would kill my machine when xdm tried to startup my
> session. Removing the xfstt related lines from .xsession/.xinitrc solved the
> problem totally.

Thats most likely an Xserver side bug if it brought the machine down

> It was still quite nasty... I'm disappointed that a user-space program
> interacting closely with X was able to bring my machine down.

Can you try the following

start xfstt
on another machine set the remote xfstt into your font paths
start X on this machine without xfstt

See which if any dies

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