Re: how to track down random logouts?

Tue, 16 Dec 2003 17:13:49 -0600

Howdy Tim,

Frank Gore sent me the following:


cd into the source tree
./configure --enable-gdb --prefix=/where/to/install
make install

then setup afterstep to run like so:

/where/you/installed/afterstep -l ~/afterstep.log

And then after you've managed to crash afterstep, just email the log
file to (preferrably compressed somehow)

what I did was eliminate --prefix in the ./configure
and I changed /etc/X11/xinit/Xclients to have:
if [ -n "$PREFERRED" ] && which $PREFERRED >/dev/null 2>&1; then
#    exec $PREFERRED
    exec $PREFERRED -l /home/mike/afterstep.log

Obviously your ~ won't be /home/mike.  

Then, after a crash, I login using Gnome and bzip2
the afterstep.log file.  If you login again with
afterstep the useful info is lost.  Send it to
Sasha, with a good description of how you caused
the crash.  He's fixed a few problems I've found
that way!

Patience, persistence, truth,
Dr. mike
----- Original Message -----
From: tim <>
Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2003 2:50 pm
Subject: how to track down random logouts?

> I've had multiple strange unexpected clean logouts while using 
> mozilla 1.5
> with no errors in ~.AfterStep-errors or /var/log/*, and I am not 
> even sure 
> afterstep is responsible.
> I am unfamiliar with X11 internals and have considered 'afterstep --
> debug', 
> but it is usually weeks between crashes.  No other os or app 
> crashes or 
> instability.  Core file is 111KB compressed.
> Any suggestion on how to proceed?  Thanks in advance.

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