crashes with matlab

Auke Kok sofar at
Tue Nov 21 20:34:06 CET 2006

Ed Hill wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I've been using Xfce for more than a year (or is it 2+ years -- have
> lost track!) and I'm very happy with it.  I'd like to earnestly thank
> all of the Xfce developers for sharing this very cool and useful tool!
> So I've encountered a serious [for me, anyway! :-)] problem over the
> last ~6 months.  I've been using the Xfce RPMs provided as part of
> Fedora Extras for both FC5 and now FC6.  When running MatLAB, I
> frequently get crashes that kill my entire X server/session.  When
> running Xfce, these crashes happen every few times that plots are
> created, re-sized, or closed.  I should note that MatLAB renders each
> plot within a separate window.
> I have never had these crashes with Gnome.  So, in order to use MatLAB,
> I have either temporarily switched over to a Gnome session or have run
> MatLAB on another system or within a realvnc session on the same system.
> I understand that MatLAB is a commercial product and it would be
> ridiculous (outrageously expensive) for Xfce developers to buy and
> test with it.  So, is there any way that I can try to figure out what
> might be causing these crashes?
> Can someone please suggest a means to perhaps find the root cause(s) so
> that I can submit detailed bugs to the MatLAB folks and/or elsewhere?
> Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated !!!

no help, except that until a year ago, when I left my previous employer, I had the exact 
same problems, only with Xfce.


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