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Re: touch() crashes Xorg

by Anonymous Monk
on Sep 29, 2012 at 06:25 UTC ( #996340=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to touch() crashes Xorg

calling touch() without File::Touch being used cause X to crash?

Because you have bad RAM? Ancient unsupported perl version? Ancient unsupported OS version? Something else?

Crash isn't specific enough :)

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Re^2: touch() crashes Xorg
by jbryan (Acolyte) on Sep 29, 2012 at 15:04 UTC

    You're absolutely right - crash is not specific enough. My apologies. To be specific, I have no logs that show any details of the "crash" as I call it - I can only tell you exactly what I observe.

    1. I run my script (perl tests/propogate.t)
    2. Script starts (output on STDOUT observed)
    3. Entire display goes black
    4. NVIDIA logo appears (using nvidia drivers)
    5. Gnome login manager appears, prompting me to login
    6. I login to Gnome again, open konsole and cd to devel directory again
    7. Go back to 1 - process is 100% repeatable

    A couple of notes:

    • To find out that it was the call to touch() causing the crash, I reverted to previous rev of the file and re-added in lines one-by-one till the "crash" occurred
    • This occurs on a quite-recent version of Perl (5.10.1)
    • This happens not just on this machine, but on two other machines at exactly the same spot. (The only commonality I can find is all three use "name-brand" NVIDIA display drivers. All three run CentOS, but each a slightly different version. All CentOS versions > 5.1)

    If it was just one machine, I might submit to the bad RAM theory - but three machines, all in the same spot? (Two desktops, one laptop.)

      Can you post a small script that reproduces the error? That might help us to see what the issue is, or at least to be able to reproduce it.


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