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16 Jan 2006 14:23 exvor

Broken
This program no longer compiles with current gcc or libraries.

may be due to not listing program dependencies. Pleaes remeber if you are using or accessing a non standard library that you are not includeing with your tarball please list them do not assume they are included with every distro.

29 Dec 2001 01:10 quadong

X
Can you get out of it with ctrl-alt-F#? If so, it's still a bad problem, but not quite as bad, since you can kill X and start over instead of power cycling without a sync.

Does it only happen for certain versions of X and does it always happen with those versions or is it random? If it is consistant and the versions of X that it locks are current, then I agree that the X developers should be told about it.

29 Dec 2001 01:00 sommere

Re: Congrats

> That's a rather odd thing for a user
> program which does not access any low
> level functions to do. Could you
> provide some additional information,
> such as your kernel version, X version,
> what you were doing when it froze and if
> the problem was reproducable? If you
> are running a new kernel and the problem
> persists, sending a log of the panic (if
> there is one) to the kernel hackers may
> be in order.


I have actually seen things somewhat similar to what is described above. it doesn't in fact crash X. What it does, when the GTK application is blocking (for network traffic,) is that all of X stops listening to input. (including trying to kill X using [ctrl][alt][backspace]) If you were trying to use althea over a modem link (I don't think I have ever done that) that might result in a very long pause... However, a user app shouldn't be able to do that... so I think perhaps the X-free people should be informed, as it could be used as a denial of service type attack... or perhaps more....

29 Dec 2001 00:32 quadong

Re: Congrats
That's a rather odd thing for a user program which does not access any low level functions to do. Could you provide some additional information, such as your kernel version, X version, what you were doing when it froze and if the problem was reproducable? If you are running a new kernel and the problem persists, sending a log of the panic (if there is one) to the kernel hackers may be in order.

19 Sep 2001 06:51 dglee

Congrats
Althea managed to hard lock my Redhat 7.1. I would
say that it set a new record; less than 5 minutes from
first install to total expungement from my system. I'll
check back when you get to release 1.

BTW you need to provide for other than the default
SMTP port also.

Keep trying ;-)

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