Re: XFCE wm deadlocks on (other) console logout
- Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2017 12:37:46 +1000
- From: Zenaan Harkness <zenaan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: XFCE wm deadlocks on (other) console logout
On Mon, Aug 28, 2017 at 09:20:32AM -0400, Cindy-Sue Causey wrote:
> 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?
Indeed it is - by default, the first console is "1" (/dev/pts/1 ?)
and that's where I log in, then start xorg.
> Out of pure *panic*, I went down the row..... F3, F4, F5......
CTRL+RightArrow and CTRL+LeftArrow also work for me to cycle around
> Mystery solved: F7 is the new F1 in my case.
In some setups, this is the case - I don't run a graphical login
manager such as lightdm.
> 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.... *?*
Exactly - the keyboard gets locked up.
Although I recall sometimes X completely dies - at least, I've
experienced something similar to your case.
> Just thinking out loud.. :)
Thanks for sharing - appreciated of course :)