Sylpheed bug?

Waitman Gobble waitman at
Fri Jun 2 00:18:33 UTC 2017

On 2017-06-01 15:52, Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:

> Hello!
> Some things to check:
> 1) is Sylpheed the only program that makes your Xorg crash?
> 2) which DE (Desktop Environment) are you using? I'm using Xfce
> 3) are any "special effects" turned on in your Xorg / DE setup? Things
> like Compositor, ...?
> 4) if "yes" in 3 - does it help if you turn off those "special 
> effects"?
> 5) Are you using ports exclusively, or are you mixing ports and 
> packages?

So far it appears that Sylpheed is the only thing I have installed that 
crashes Xorg. But I'd probably need to see how they built Sylpheed, like 
if they used GTK or whatever. I glanced at the source for 60 seconds and 
nothing popped out.

I'm using KDE. I used to only use Xfce, I cannot remember why I switched 
to KDE but i've been using that on everything. On this machine I've only 
installed pkg.

I'm pretty sure the Xorg 'pos' bug was discovered and fixed in August 
2016, and this version probably does not have that fix.

This is obviously compositing, I'd have to research where to turn that 
off to see if it makes a difference. But maybe it's OK to wait for a new 
Xorg version.

Waitman Gobble

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