[Xmonad] xmd and xmonad

Donald Bruce Stewart dons at cse.unsw.edu.au
Mon Aug 6 04:32:38 EDT 2007

> Hi,
> yesterday I had a coule of nasty experiences with xdm, the X display
> manager. Indeed I discovered the when pressing mod-q repeatedly XMonad
> will quit, instead of restarting, and you will be prompted with a new
> xdm login screen.
> I can always reproduce it: start X with xdm, and then login. Press
> mod-q twice or more and you are out.
> I cannot reproduce if I connect to Xmd from a remote X server launched
> with the -query option.
> For instance:
> /usr/bin/Xnest -ac -query localhost :1
> will not reproduce the error.
> I cannot reproduce it with Kdm (I did not try with Gdm since it's not
> installed on my system).
> Can this be related to the way Xdm manages local sessions? I have the
> feeling that this could be the problem. 
> By the way it is quite a nasty experience, not different from a crash.
> And the user should be at least warned.

What's in your .xsession-errors? Are you breaking a pipe in your
.xsession script?  Are you in a race condition of some kind, so you end
up forking and failing?

-- Don

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