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Re: XFCE wm deadlocks on (other) console logout

On 8/28/17, 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 may not be quite understanding, but I just played along from behind
the lurk wall....

I had a BUNCH of shtuff open at that second. I didn't think things
through clearly, i.e. if mine locked up, I would have lost some

As it was...........

I got locked out... kinda sorta.

I CTRL+ALT+F2.... logged in to where I was still in console. Typed a
few "asdfasdfasdf" that obviously failed, and logged out.

I..... CTRL+ALT+F1.......

And there I sat at the login prompt.........

As soon that happened, I had a memory recall of having been there,
done there a couple months ago and never followed up on it. I didn't
try logging in because part of that memory recall is that I might have
lost some data on the last go-round with it.

I THOUGHT that F1 was the first console, is it not?

Out of pure *panic*, I went down the row..... F3, F4, F5......

Mystery solved: F7 is the new F1 in my case.

I started to ask if that helps in your case, but it sounds like you're
already able to use CTRL+ALT+F1 as expected so.... *?*

Just thinking out loud.. :)

Cindy :)
Cindy-Sue Causey
Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia, USA

* runs with duct tape *