the GIMP causing corruption in X

T. Nifty Hat Mitchell mitch48 at
Tue Jun 29 05:49:01 UTC 2004

On Sun, Jun 27, 2004 at 05:53:03PM +1000, Steffen Kluge wrote:
> On Fri, 2004-06-25 at 05:36, Joshua Andrews wrote:
> > I don't think it is a driver issue more like a KDE window manager issue.
> > 
> > As I said it is hard to describe; the window title bars seem to 
> > dissapear and all workspaces get crammed into one, the kicker or panel
> > deal becomes hidden or useless --like I said chaos. The pointer still 
> > works with whatever menus are present .
> Yes, it very much sounds like your wm died.

How much memory and swap space is there on this system? 

The Gimp can use piles of virtual memory and as a side effect cause
the X server to get big as well.  run "free" in a loop or "top" in a
small font window and watch things.

Since it is easy to add swap files to increase the total set of
virtual memory pages do some homework on how (see swapon).

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