Originally Posted by gilboa
When you play games on 6.8.1, and the game crashes, does the X go down with it? Do you get Xid errors?
Yes, the X-Server goes down too, but I always run games on a secound X-Server (using xgame
) so when the game crashes it just goes back to my other X-Server with Xfce running on it. The X-Server has to end when the process is gone it was hosting. Back in Xfce I can just start the game again and keep on playing. The computer doesn't crash just the game and the second X-Server, and the X-process doesn't eat up the CPU-power as it did with 6.8.2. I don't know for sure if the crashing game produces Xid errors because I just upgraded my OS and I don't have my old log-files anymore...
But I'm pretty sure it does. I will check on that when I have some more time to play...
I can produce Xid errors (6 and 23) when I have one X-Server on F7 (2D Xfce) and one X-Server on F8 (3D Doom3) and I keep switching between the 2 X-Servers. But this neither crashes the X-Server with 2D nor the one with 3D! Both stay happy and alive...
When I used X.org 6.8.2 switching led to crashes almost always.
The game crashes only occure while I play and they are rather rare (once or twice when I play for hours).