X died

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at ece.cornell.edu
Sun Nov 9 00:04:42 CET 2003

Matthew Weier OPhinney wrote:

>-- EddieX <eddiex at se.linux.org> wrote
>(on Saturday, 08 November 2003, 12:59 AM +0100):
>>Yesterday when i was checkin something on the web using Mozilla Firebird 
>>0.7(release) under XFce4 4.0 and Slackware 9.1 my whole Xserver died.
>>I was scrolling the page down in Firebird and then it just dies.
>>I could not figure out exactly what made this happened. It said 
>>something about "gdk-pixbuf" error after the Xserver died. Is this 
>>something related to XFce or just Firebird that is known not to be rock 
>gdk-pixbuf is a set of libraries used for displaying images in GTK
>widgets -- both Firebird and XFCE use GTK, so it could have been either
>one, though my guess is that it was Firebird, as F's gtk support is
>still in development.

i would doubt it.  a crash in the X server is by design/definition a bug 
in the X server.  clients should not be able to crash it no matter what 
they do.  a likely suspect would probably be the video driver.


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