IRIX 5.3 on an Impact -- X Windows problems

IRIX 5.3 on an Impact -- X Windows problems

Post by John Kimba » Tue, 24 Sep 1996 04:00:00

I have a user who says that, infrequently, when he moves a window the system
logs him out.  He says it has happened twice in the past 2 days.  The
strange thing is that we have patch #1271 loaded on this system.  Enclosed
below are some other vitals.

hinv reading on the machine:
Iris Audio Processor: version A2 revision 1.1.0
1 250 MHZ IP22 Processor
FPU: MIPS R4010 Floating Point Chip Revision: 0.0
CPU: MIPS R4400 Processor Chip Revision: 6.0
On-board serial ports: 2
On-board bi-directional parallel port
Data cache size: 16 Kbytes
Instruction cache size: 16 Kbytes
Secondary unified instruction/data cache size: 2 Mbytes
Main memory size: 128 Mbytes
EISA bus: adapter 0
Integral Ethernet: ec0, version 1
Integral SCSI controller 1: Version WD33C93B, revision D
Integral SCSI controller 0: Version WD33C93B, revision D
Disk drive: unit 1 on SCSI controller 0
Graphics board: MG10 Impact

Output of versions -n eoe1.sw.unix:
I = Installed, R = Removed

   Name                 Version     Description

I  eoe1                 1022585737  IRIX Execution Environment 1, 5.3
I  eoe1.sw              1022585737  IRIX Execution Environment Software
I  eoe1.sw.unix         1022585737  IRIX Execution Environment

This is to prove I'm running IRIX 5.3 for all Indigo2 IMPACT.

swap space reading:
 path              pri    pswap     free  maxswap    vswap
 2 /.swap.virtual    2    0.00k    0.00k    0.00k  976.56m
 1 /dev/swap         0  350.00m  257.66m  350.00m    0.00k

Patches loaded:
  patchSG0000206       06/28/96  Patch SG0000206
  patchSG0000206.eoe1_sw  06/28/96  IRIX Execution Environment Software
  patchSG0000206.eoe1_sw.unix  06/28/96  IRIX Execution Environment
  patchSG0000248       06/28/96  Patch SG0000248
  patchSG0000248.compiler_dev_sw  06/28/96  Base Compiler Software
  patchSG0000248.compiler_dev_sw.util  06/28/96  Base Compiler Utilities
  patchSG0000441       06/28/96  Patch SG0000441
  patchSG0000441.compiler_dev_sw  06/28/96  Base Compiler Software
  patchSG0000441.compiler_dev_sw.util  06/28/96  Base Compiler Utilities
  patchSG0000484       06/28/96  Patch SG0000484
  patchSG0000484.c_dev_sw  06/28/96  C Software
  patchSG0000484.c_dev_sw.c  06/28/96  C Compiler
  patchSG0000484.compiler_eoe_sw  06/28/96  IRIX Standard Execution
Environment Software
  patchSG0000484.compiler_eoe_sw.lboot  06/28/96  Kernel lboot Software
  patchSG0000505       06/28/96  Patch SG0000505
  patchSG0000505.eoe2_sw  06/28/96  IRIX Execution Environment Software
  patchSG0000505.eoe2_sw.sccs  06/28/96  Source Code Control System Utilities
  patchSG0000513       06/28/96  Patch SG0000513
  patchSG0000513.compiler_dev_sw  06/28/96  Base Compiler Software
  patchSG0000513.compiler_dev_sw.dbx  06/28/96  Base Compiler dbx De*
  patchSG0000820       06/28/96  Patch SG0000820: compiler-related fixes
  patchSG0000820.ftn_dev_sw  06/28/96  Fortran 77 Software
  patchSG0000820.ftn_dev_sw.ftn  06/28/96  Fortran 77 Compiler
  patchSG0000870       06/28/96  Patch SG0000870: 5.3 EFS rollup patch for
all 5.3 non-XFS releases
  patchSG0000884       06/28/96  Patch SG0000884: lockd crashes even with
patch 838; statd contacts non-existent hosts
  patchSG0000894       06/28/96  Patch SG0000894
  patchSG0000894.c++_dev_sw  06/28/96  C++ Software
  patchSG0000894.c++_dev_sw.c++  06/28/96  C++ Compiler
  patchSG0000894.c++_dev_sw.lib  06/28/96  C++ Libraries
  patchSG0001092       06/28/96  Patch SG0001092: networking rollup, fixes
for hangs on socket data, new mrouted
  patchSG0001102       06/28/96  Patch SG0001102: NFS roll-up
  patchSG0001146       06/28/96  Patch SG0001146: sendmail security bug in
queue management
  patchSG0001191       06/28/96  Patch SG0001191: async I/O library
patch and fix for aio crash
  patchSG0001223       06/28/96  Patch SG0001223: Impact video and graphics
bug fixes
  patchSG0001223.desktop_tools_sw  06/28/96  Desktop Tools Software
  patchSG0001271       06/28/96  Patch SG0001271: X server fixes for Impact
  patchSG0001271.x_eoe_sw    X11 Execution Environment
  patchSG0001271.x_eoe_sw.Server    X11 Window Server and Font Server
  patchSG0001271.x_eoe_sw.pex    PEX Extension

Now I know some of these patches have been replaced by ones that have come
out later.  For example, patch 484 was replaced by patch 1078.  But a lot
of these patches are compiler patches and we have at least 20 other Impacts
with the same configuration that don't have this problem.  I looked over
patch #1386 but I highly doubt that it will fix the problem I'm experiencing.

The frustrating part is I can't reproduce this problem.

Does anyone out there have any ideas?  Any utilities I could be running to find
out why this is happening?  Upgrading to 6.2 is not an option that's available
to me.

Please e-mail me or post any suggestions.

Thanks in advance!

John M. Kimball                         SDRC

Web:    Milford, Ohio 45150


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Sorry for the trivial question but I have a problem with an Indigo2 Impact
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