FVWM 0.97 dies with 'Alarm clock'

FVWM 0.97 dies with 'Alarm clock'

Post by wpw.. » Sat, 02 Oct 1993 22:01:47



I'm having a little problem with a newly compiled fvwm version 0.97b
(with Bob Nation's patches for some minor problems).  If I set the
'AutoRaise' parameter to 250 (I haven't checked other values), when
I start bringing up windows, fvwm dies.  I ran it from the command
line and when it dies it prints out a message saying 'Alarm clock'.
Taking the AutoRaise line out of the .fvwmrc file fixes it but then
I don't get the desired behavior.
        Anyway, I grepped through the fvwm code and there is no
'Alarm clock' message.  However, 'strings libc.a | grep Alarm' shows
that it's coming from libc.  The libc version is the one distributed
with SLS 1.03 (libc 4.4.3, I believe)
        So, has anyone seen this and fixed it.  If not, what does that
error message mean?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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FVWM 0.97 dies with 'Alarm clock'

Post by Michael Griffi » Sat, 02 Oct 1993 23:52:38




>I'm having a little problem with a newly compiled fvwm version 0.97b

[rest deleted]

Get version 0.975 instead of 0.97b.  It fixes some * bugs and
works great.

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                                                Michael A. Griffith


 
 
 

FVWM 0.97 dies with 'Alarm clock'

Post by Robert Nati » Thu, 07 Oct 1993 21:07:31


Quote:>I'm having a little problem with a newly compiled fvwm version 0.97b
>(with Bob Nation's patches for some minor problems).  If I set the
>'AutoRaise' parameter to 250 (I haven't checked other values), when
>I start bringing up windows, fvwm dies.

You need to either disable autoraise (comment out autoraise from the
.fvwmrc file, or upgrade to 0.975. This was a problem with BSD vs
POSIX signal handling that was fixed in 0.975. Some other problems
with the window list were fixed to.

Since 0.98 will be coming out within a week, I recommend just
disabling AutoRaise.

Rob