[Xmonad] xmd and xmonad

Spencer Janssen sjanssen at cse.unl.edu
Mon Aug 6 11:13:27 EDT 2007

On Monday 06 August 2007 03:30:00 Andrea Rossato wrote:
> 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.
> Ciao,
> Andrea
> PS: Instruction to run Xdm in a second X server:
> 1. change /etc/X11/xdm/Xserver to:
> :10 local /usr/bin/X :10
> 2. start xdm with:
> xdm
> The display you'll have to connect to will be :10.
> Now you can test the problem.

I've got a theory: try calling closeDisplay before executeFile in restart.

Spencer Janssen

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