Selected X11 Apps Suddenly Stopped Working
rnoland at FreeBSD.org
Fri Jan 30 16:57:23 PST 2009
On Fri, 2009-01-30 at 11:04 -0600, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
> John Hein wrote:
> > Tim Daneliuk wrote at 23:21 -0600 on Jan 29, 2009:
> > > In the past week or so, I've ripped xfce4 out of a server and replaced
> > > it with blackbox. I also did some portupgrades ... and then the fun
> > > began. Certain X apps - GNU emacs and wireshark notably - no longer
> > > work. In both cases, I start the program from an xterm, and the
> > > screen just sits there. This is true whether I install from ports
> > > or the most recent packages tree. emacs will start with the -nw
> > > option.
> > >
> > > I went back and ripped all of X out of the system, and reinstalled
> > > it from the metaport in the current packages tree. This did not
> > > help - same problem.
> > >
> > > This is a FBSD6.4-STABLE system as of 1-19-2009 running on an Intel
> > > mobo with a 3GHz Pentium-D.
> > >
> > > Ideas as to what's going on or how to debug this would be appreciated.
> > > I'm guessing it's some library incompatibility/missing but I haven't
> > > a clue where to being looking ...
> > ktrace should tell you where the app is getting stuck.
> It seems that last night's port updates fixed the problem .. sort
> of. emacs et al do startup OK now, but I am seeing this
> message when they do:
> Xlib: extension "Generic Event Extension" missing on display
This is harmless, it indicates that libXext has support for generic
events, but the server does not yet. Coming soon in server 1.6
Robert Noland <rnoland at FreeBSD.org>
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