crashes with matlab

Erik Harrison erikharrison at
Tue Nov 21 21:30:14 CET 2006

On 11/21/06, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at> wrote:
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> On 11/21/2006 10:03 AM, 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.
> But what version?
> >  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.
> [...]
> > 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?
> Well, first you need to figure out what's actually crashing.  If X
> itself is what's crashing, then regardless of your differing experience
> while using Xfce and GNOME, the fault is with X and we probably can't
> help you.  If it's an Xfce app, it would probably be xfce4-session, as
> that's the only app that would cause X to exit on a crash.

Actually, if it's Xfce 4.2.x it could be the panel

> For debugging, you might try some of the suggestions here:
> (Please let me know what you found useful and/or confusing in that
> document; I'm always looking to improve it.)
>         -brian
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