Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 15th Aug 2009 17:55 UTC
X11, Window Managers Over the past couple of months, and especially over the past couple of weeks, I've been working very hard to write and complete my thesis. I performed all the work on Windows 7, but now that the thesis is finally done, submitted, and accepted, I installed Ubuntu - and immediately I was reminded of why I do not do any serious work on Linux: the train wreck that is X.org.
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richardstevenhack
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2006-12-30

When I said "take everything down", I mean the window layouts and open apps. The kernel is fine. I don't bother to play with it, I just CTRL-ALT-Backspace and relog in. Rarely happens, although in fact it just happened a couple minutes ago.

It always happens when I'm doing something in Firefox. It's almost certainly Firefox's fault, but I have no clue why. Although I have Kongueror, Opera, Kaffeine, and Thunderbird open, plus a couple Twitter apps, nothing else is doing anything at the time. So I'm pretty sure it's Firefox's fault, which is no surprise given the bloat in that browser and the various bugs. This is especially likely since I just installed 3.5.2 yesterday.

If it weren't for the very useful extensions I use, I'd dump Firefox for Opera. Of course, it's possible the extensions are to blame for this behavior as well.

In any event, while I rant about Firefox, I'm not ranting about X or Linux or whatever like Thom is, nor am I recommending that Firefox "learn" from IE8. That's my point.

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Drantin Member since:
2006-07-10

If kwin crashes, your apps should still be open, you just can't move them around anymore.

Or did you mean that kwin crashed and brought X down with it?

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richardstevenhack Member since:
2006-12-30

I don't bother to check. If something goes wrong with the window manager, I clobber everything and get back to normal. I feel that's the safest approach. At least I don't have to reboot.

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