[R] polygon kills X-server

Barry Rowlingson b.rowlingson at lancaster.ac.uk
Tue Nov 10 17:44:10 CET 2009


2009/11/10 Uwe Ligges <ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de>:

> This one is extraordinary dangerous: it also killed my kind of X server
> called Windows completely so that I had to reset the machine.
>
> Perhaps it should be debugged on the Linux side with less serious side
> effects....

 The best way to debug this might be via a nested X server - something
like Xnest or Xephyr - or possibly on a virtual machine in the hope
that the virtual machine's display system crashes before the host's
does.

 I haven't tried this yet!

Barry



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