Re: Strange crash (BUG?) !!!

Michael Mielke (
Mon, 10 Aug 1998 09:30:13 -0400 (EDT)

On Sun, 9 Aug 1998, David Taylor wrote:

>Date: Sun, 09 Aug 1998 14:37:38 +1000
>From: David Taylor <>
>To: Afterstep Digest <>
>Subject: Strange crash (BUG?) !!!
>I had an extremely strange crash(-ish) while I was away from my PC.  I
>was inside AfterStep and connected to my ISP.  The following
>applications were open: TkDesk, Netscape Navigator, and Netscape Mail &
>Discussions, as well as wmmon, wmifs, wmppp, wmcdplay, asmixer, wharf,
>and pager (as a module from autoexec).

Try goiung to Alt-F8, that's what I always do!

>While I was in another room I heard my modem re-dial.  I returned to my
>room to see why it was re-dialing.  To my surprise AfterStep had
>disappeared (all the apps as well) and in its place was ugly old FVWM! 
>I hit Alt+F7 ... the only message there was that a SIGPIPE had occurred,
>nothing else, no more information than that.

>In ~/.AfterStep-errors I found 408,350 lines containing "heyho!" ... now
>what the $%@# is that?!!!  Then the next 10 lines were "/usr/bin/play:
>/dev/audio: Device or resource busy", and then the last line was
>"xterm:  fatal IO error 32 (Broken pipe) or KillClient on X server
>Everything is fine now ... I hope.  But I can't for the life of me
>figure out what went wrong, or why sounds were trying to play (and
>failing) while I was away from the PC.  Any ideas/consolations?
>BTW, I am using w/ RedHat 5.0.
>PS.  A comment to the coders: "heyho! is not a very intuitive error
>David Taylor
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