Hi! As I reported some years earlier, the FVWM pager crashes sometimes (say, it disappears sporadically when I switch desktops).
To fix this, my FVWM config has this code since Debian Wheezy: > AddToFunc StartFunction > + I Schedule Periodic 2000 crashGuardPager > > DestroyFunc crashGuardPager > AddToFunc crashGuardPager > + I All ("minipager") Nop > + I TestRc (NoMatch) crashHandlerPager > > DestroyFunc crashHandlerPager > AddToFunc crashHandlerPager > + I SetEnv SAVED_DESKTOP_NUMBER_MINI 9999 > + I paintMinipager Every time the pager disappears, this code automatically creates a new one within 2 seconds (by letting the function 'paintMinipager' doing this job). So far, so good. Now, my Xen based virtual Debian Wheezy VNC machine with FVWM 2.5.30 has an uptime of 13 days and 7 hours, and once again, the pager disappeared. I waited, but it didn't reappear. I had to restart FVWM to fix the problem. After the restart, the pager reappeared whenever I manually killed it. The command > + I Schedule Periodic 2000 crashGuardPager must have ceased its work somehow. My questions: - Is it a known issue that the Schedule Periodic command ceases its work after some hours or days? - Did anybody fix this issue for an FVWM version newer than 2.5.30? - Has anybody an idea what I can do to keep this periodic schedule alive? - Is it worth a trial to write a second periodic schedule that checks every 24 hours whether the original periodic schedule is still alive? If no ideas come in, I will just try the 24 hour hack or something else. I'm just optimistic and ask before I become active... Best regards, Michael