Re: Strange crash (BUG?) !!!

Michael Mielke (michael@cpu2311.adsl.bellglobal.com)
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 <n9506769@garbo.nepean.uws.edu.au>
>Reply-To: afterstep@linuxcenter.com
>To: Afterstep Digest <afterstep@linuxcenter.com>
>Subject: Strange crash (BUG?) !!!
>
>Hi,
>
>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
>":0.0"".
>
>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 1.4.5.55N6 w/ RedHat 5.0.
>
>PS.  A comment to the coders: "heyho! is not a very intuitive error
>message".
>
>-- 
>Regards,
>David Taylor
>
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Name:Michael Mielke			 |Michael Mielke
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