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Re: SEUL: SEUL duplicating efforts?
Erik Walthinsen writes:
> So he was booting to runlevel 5 (X) to get an xdm login on his terminal,
> but he, for obvious reasons, hadn't installed or configured a local X
> server. Guess what we found? A 250MB+ log file with 160,000+ iterations
> of X saying "there's no xf86config file!". He never noticed it until his
> disk ran out of space, because he keeps his machine sufficiently loaded
> to mask the continual loop, and the machine is loud enough to mask all
> disk noise (a nice feature, IMO).
A very mild case. In a true flashing screen catastrophe, xdm keeps
restarting the X server and dying. Your monitor makes noises like a
motorboat while screen flashes alarmingly, and you can't log in to shut
down. This can happen on a system where startx works perfectly.
email@example.com (John Hasler)
Dancing Horse Hill
- Flashing X
- From: Erik Walthinsen <firstname.lastname@example.org>