Bug 2621 - "startx"/xinit broken!!!
"startx"/xinit broken!!!
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 2402
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
6.0
i386 Linux
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Reported: 1999-05-06 18:38 EDT by Chris Evans
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-03 11:32:07 EDT
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Description Chris Evans 1999-05-06 18:38:51 EDT
Hi

If I drop to runlevel 3 (no X running by default) then
startx is observed to be broken. Actually technically it is
"xinit" or the X server that is broken.

The broken behaviour is 15 seconds of waiting at a blank X
screen before my window manager is launched.

Closer inspection reveals that "xinit" is waiting for a
signal from the X server, which NEVER ARRIVES, hence a 15
second timeout

Can you reproduce?? If not tell me ASAP and I will be more
specific
Comment 1 Chris Evans 1999-05-08 08:19:59 EDT
Have some additional comments :-)

It appears to be a race condition. If I boot to runlevel 3 and type
"startx", my X session launches fine.

If I exit the X session, and type "startx" again, all the binaries are
cached and load very quickly. Because of this speed increase, the
race condition is observed - startx hangs for 15 seconds showing a
blank X screen.
Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-03 11:32:59 EDT
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 2402 ***

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