Re: Dead Machine & 2.1.131
Sat, 05 Dec 1998 13:46:12 -0600

Michael K Vance wrote:
> Rik van Riel wrote:
> > What exactly is xfstt and what is it doing to your machine?
> It is a True Type font server for X. I installed it.
> > OTOH, if xfstt runs as root and directly accesses I/O ports,
> > then there isn't much we can do... (a usermode device driver
> It doesn't run as root, it runs from a user account. It uses the inet
> interface to do port communication, I believe.

I'm running xfstt on both my machines that have 2.1.131, and there have
been no problems in that area. Here is my version info:

Xfstt 0.9.9, X font server for TT fonts

There did seem to be some issues with xfstt itself and .130 and .131,
with extremely rare font size weirdness, but no stability problems with
the kernel.


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