unwanted logout in xfce

Stuart McGraw smcg4191 at frii.com
Tue Oct 4 21:10:48 UTC 2011

On 10/03/2011 09:24 AM, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> On Mon, 03 Oct 2011 09:04:06 -0600
> Stuart McGraw <smcg4191 at frii.com> wrote:
>> I am a refugee from Fedora 15's Gnome-3 that has found 
>> refuge in Xfce.  I'm am only sad that Gnome-3 didn't come 
>> out sooner so I could find Xfce sooner -- it meets my needs
>> and expectations very well.
>> However, I am having one issue since I changed... I leave
>> my machine on and running overnight (have a bittorrent 
>> client running) but the next morning I find I am logged
>> out.  This happened again last night.  According the logs 
>> there was no reboot.  'last' is hard to interpret but I 
>> *think* it shows I left the machine around 22:56 last 
>> night and was logged out at 23:33.  
>> I have not been able to find any setting that might be 
>> responsible for this.  Any suggestions about where to look?
>> (This is a desktop machine and power management is set
>> to "none" on external power.  Screensaver is set for 30 min
>> but not set to logout or even lock screen and test this
>> morning indicates it is not culprit.)
> Possibly you hit a screensaver that's crashing your X server? 
> Try setting it to just 'blank' for a while?
> also, look at ~/.xsession-errors for any crashes or other info.

Yes, that seems to be the problem.

Nothing that seemed useful in .xsession-errors, but I was 
able to run xscreensaver manually with the log option and 
a short (1 minute) time interval for changing the screensavers.

After about 1.5 hours, xscreensaver died with this at the
end of the log file:

xscreensaver: 12:44:46: 0: child pid 17369 (polyominoes) terminated with signal 15.

xscreensaver: 12:44:46: 0: visual 0x21 (TrueColor,   depth: 24, cmap: 256)
xscreensaver: 12:44:46: 0: saver window is 0x8000aa.
xscreensaver: 12:44:46: 0: destroyed old saver window 0x8000a8.
xscreensaver: 12:44:46: 0: spawning "cubenetic -root" in pid 17386.
xscreensaver: 12:45:46: 0: killing pid 17386 (cubenetic)
xscreensaver: 12:45:46: 0: child pid 17386 (cubenetic) terminated with signal 15
xscreensaver: 12:45:46: 0: visual 0x21 (TrueColor,   depth: 24, cmap: 256)
xscreensaver: 12:45:46: 0: saver window is 0x8000ac.
xscreensaver: 12:45:46: 0: destroyed old saver window 0x8000aa.
xscreensaver: 12:45:46: 0: spawning "julia -root" in pid 17408.
Error: Can't open display: :0.0
xscreensaver: 12:45:46: 0: child pid 17408 (julia) exited abnormally (code 1).
XIO:  fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0.0"
      after 8150 requests (8136 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

No idea what this indicates (but I'm guessing it has nothing
to do with the julia screensaver specifically.)

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