Re: ibook ustable

Subject: Re: ibook ustable
From: dsbelile (
Date: Fri Jul 07 2000 - 16:28:12 MDT

Josh Smith wrote:

> OAA> is it just me or YDL 1.2 in the iBook is unstable?
> OAA> From time to time X dies and the system halts.
> I use it on my iBook, and it doesn't seem that bad. I have two X-related
> gripes with it:
> (1) When I hit the Caps Lock key, the X server dies about a second later.
> Consistently, every time. I haven't tried to debug why yet, and I
> haven't tried installing the latest XFree; I don't use Caps Lock much.
> (2) If I set the X resource
> xterm*eightBitInput: false
> in my .Xdefaults file, then when I launch an xterm, it dies with an
> error whose details elude me for the moment. If I set
> xterm*eightBitInput: true
> via 'xrdb -merge', it works fine; I can toggle the working and
> non-working behavior back and forth by xrdb-ing in the appropriate
> value. As with the first problem, I suspect that the latest XFree might
> help, and I haven't tried it yet.
> What sorts of problems were you seeing? Does the X server die at particular
> times, or apparently at random? And does the system always halt when X dies,
> or at other times?
> -Josh (

reply, i have noticed that yellow dog and the xfree86 package is flakey.....i
upgraded to XFree86-4.0 and it still works kinda strange and i have several
years linux experience with xfree86 setups. so im not sure what to tell


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