From: Tom Trainor (
Date: Fri Mar 15 1996 - 07:24:04 CST


Here are two replies...Thx to re-pliers....Will contact vendor on this as well
and shoot that out if they provide anything of value......

Original Posting:

> SMs:
> I have a user running NCD's PC-Xware 2.0 for windows 3.1 to Xdisplay to his
> at home. Occasionally he gets kicked off. The only information are two
> in the user's home directory on the Sun side called Xremote1 and Xremote2.
> I've included them below. Any thoughts out there? Thanx in advance....
> Xremote1:
> warning: preset number mismatch
> XView warning: Object 0x154cf0, window: zero width or height specified
> package)
> XView warning: Object 0x154cf0, window: zero width or height specified
> package)
> GetNewPackets fd=4, errno=22, len=-1
> GetNewPackets: Invalid argument
> xterm: fatal IO error 32 (Broken pipe) or KillClient on X server
> XIO: fatal IO error 131 (Connection reset by peer) on X server "ffxsn22:1.0"
> after 211 requests (210 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
> xinitremote: connection to X server lost.
> Xremote2:
> Rdas error: Permission denied
> Rdas error: Permission denied
> waiting for X server to shut down ..xterm: fatal IO error 32 (Broken pipe)
> KillClient on X server "ffxsn22:2.0"

Reply 1:

This is just a guess. I know that X-servers like to see thier clients over a
fairly fast connection. If your user is using X-ware at home, I would venture
to guess it is at 38400 or slower. It would appear that the server (or client)
whichever you want to think of them, is trying to get information from the
other end, which is too slow to get it there in time for the display to make
the proper decisions. Either that, or the data had been corrupted in process.
 In this case it lost the width or height of the intended xterm display. Since
it had no hieght, it couldn't be displayed. For X-ware, the xterm is the
controlling window. If this is corrupted, it will simply die.

There may be a way to designate to the X-display that its connection is over a
wan, but I have not experimented with it enough to know.

Don't know if this helps, but you did ask for guesses.

Dave McFerren
Tybrin Commercial Systems Administrator
904-664-6144 fax 904-664-6377
"It never hurts to help!" - Eek the Cat.

Reply 2:

Looks like the serial link drops out first, and then everything gets
killed (as it should). It might be a noisy phone line, interference or
something like that.


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