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Re: XFCE wm deadlocks on (other) console logout




On 2017-08-28, Zenaan Harkness <zenaan@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I consistently get a deadlock of the XFCE window manager, immediately
> after I logout of say Linux console 2, when e.g. XFCE is running on
> console 1.
>
> Procedure to replicate:
>
> 1. login to console 1
>
> 2. start xfce
>
> 3. switch to console 2 (e.g. CTRL+ALT+F2)
>
> 4. loging to console 2
>
> 5. logout of console 2 (e.g. CTRL+D)
>
>
> Notably, when I'm on console 2, either logged in or not, I can safely
> use ALT+Left to go to console 1 and appears my XFCE desktop.
>
> Similarly using Ctrl+Alt+F1
>
> So I'm guessing some sort of unhandled race condition, but I'm at a
> loss as to how to debug this.

I suspect a deadlock of the graphics driver rather then the window
manager. Some drivers don't handle console switching very well. Can you
reproduce the problem with a different window manager?

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Liam