FreeBSD/Xorg/Openchrome Segfault

Jim Ohlstein jim at
Thu Aug 25 02:31:29 UTC 2016


On 08/24/2016 09:09 PM, CK wrote:
> What kind of dumbass reply is this?  Why even bother to make
> such a reply?  What do you know about anything?  FYI, I have
> been running FreeBSD for over 20 years, and spent over 1/2 a
> decade helping people on this maillist from 1995-2000+, and my

Chocolate chip or oatmeal raisin?

> "business" is not for monetary gain, it is for the benefit of
> people and this world, on extremely critical+serious
> technological topics that few in the world could understand,
> while I barely sustain on less than $4000/year.

Don't you think "extremely critical" is a bit redundant? Perhaps if you 
had better "people skills" you'd be able to explain to the the slow 
folks like us why these "extremely critical+serious [sic] technological 
topics that few in the world could understand" haven't received funding 
so you could use modern technology? I hear the Gates Foundation has money...

> I've been busy trying to research this problem while Steve made
> a reply.  I have half a website dedicated to FreeBSD code in
> service to others.

And yet still you use an earthlink email.

Please, don't reply with further asshole
> comments like this, it serves no purpose other than broadcasting
> your ignorance+idiocy.  Toodle-pip - very effeminate.

Wow, let's count - asshole, ignorance+idiocy, effeminate. Good job 
insulting, and also showing off your homophobia. I guess now my question 
above is answered.

>>   Frank Shute frank at
>>   Wed Aug 24 21:20:15 UTC 2016
>>> The reason I asked the previous question to this list is:
>>> 1. It is difficult to believe a non-functional graphics driver
>>> (openchrome) could get into the Xorg packaging system without
>>> proper functioning being tested and verified.
>>> 2. It would appear to be an openchrome problem, but I thought
>>> maybe it could be due to the GCC->Clang transition.
>> You've made a whole pile of assumptions there that may or may not be true.
>> Steve politely pitched it to you that you were using an archaic application on
>> an archaic version of an OS for an architecture that not a lot of people use
>> these days and you may be advised to upgrade your system and/or application
>> software.
>> I don't know why but I didn't receive a copy of your reply to him thanking him
>> for his observations and spending his time on the matter.
>>> Anyway, this has totally 'screwed' my business, since all
>>> machines use this driver, and none have a windowing system now.
>> I'm sure you'll be happy to point out what contributions you or your business
>> have made to FreeBSD.
>> Feel free to post URLs of commits you have made to src, ports or docs. Any
>> monetary contributions you have made to the Foundation or to port maintainers
>> who maintain the ports your business depends on.
>> Even answers to other user's questions on this list that you have made would
>> be a start....
>> Until then: best of luck with your business!
>> Toodle pip!
>> --
>> Frank

Jim Ohlstein

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