Re: XFCE wm deadlocks on (other) console logout
- Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 10:09:22 +0100
- From: Liam O'Toole <liam.p.otoole@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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?