Re: XForms: SIGSEV in _XKeyTable() in /usr/X11R6/lib/

From: Steve Lamont (
Date: Sat Mar 24 2001 - 13:09:33 EST

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    # To subscribers of the xforms list from Steve Lamont <> :

    > I did some further experimenting and I noticed that
    > the problem only arises if I start up kdevelop before I try to start
    > the executable. If I reverse the sequence, thus starting
    > (an old version of) the executable first in a separate window
    > and then kdevelop, do a make and run the app all goes well !
    > Or if I then start the debugger in kdevelop it will run a second instance of
    > the executable without any problems.

    I don't think this is an XForms problem (though I could be mistaken).
    My guess is that for some reason the app isn't finding the file
    `rgb.txt' which lives in `/usr/X11R6/lib/X11' or something similar --
    it will depend on your X installation.

    _XKeyTable() looks like an internal routine. I suspect that
    something's trying to look up a color by name using XParseColor(),
    XLookupColor() or XStoreNamedColor(), which make queries to the
    server-side database. Perhaps the server is somehow getting confused
    by kdevelop.


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