> I am running RedHat 7.0 and am having problems with the stability of the
> X-Windows system. The same machine booted to Win98 or previous versions
> of X under Linux were perfectly stable so I assume there is something in
> 4.0 that is a problem.
> Can anyone confirm this? Can anyone tell me how to fix it?
I'd confirm that XFree86 4.0 is pretty unstable - life got much easier once I
moved to XFree86 4.0.1. That said, if you are running RedHat 7.0, you already
have a heavily patched version of XFree86 4.0.1. You might try downloading and
installing the XFree86 4.0.1 tarballs and installing them over the top of the
RPM versions and see whether that improves matters. Most of my crashes these
days I lay at the door of my soundcard (an Aureal Vortex 2 which I believe has
problems in the driver code when the system is under heavy load and locks up),
rather than at XFree86's door.
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