Wine routinely crashes X (!!) while building font metrics

JLB jlb at
Tue Jun 1 08:38:02 CDT 2004

This is a problem I've had on my machines (several) recently. All are
Debian 3.0 (Woody) machines. The problem is reproducable 100% of the time,
whether I am using WINE locally or exporting the display across the LAN to
my laptop; the problem exists in pre-built RH 7.3 WINE RPMs Debianized
with alien --to-deb _AND_ with WINEs I built from source.

When starting up WINE, it starts building the font metrics, and gets
pretty far into the double-digits, then BOOM, crashes X completely. The
remarkable thing is that if I run wine on my desktop, with the display
exported to my laptop (export DISPLAY=deagol:0.0; wine foo), it crashes
the laptop's X server! I guess X really -is- network-transparent ;)

Anyhow, this is a major problem. Can anyone help me?


Jessica L. Blank, Systems Administrator,
Please avoid sending me Word, Excel or PowerPoint attachments.

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