On Fri, Feb 09, 2001 at 09:14:45PM +0100, thus said Michael Natterer:

> Yeah, additionally, if the image resolution is a bit extreme, GIMP
> requests really huge fonts from the X server. Some buggy X servers
> then prefer to crash.

        s/some buggy/most/   :-(

(at least according to my experience) 

Well, if one runs a fontserver, it seems to crash pretty easily when you ask
for a huge font. And X doesnt like it if its fontserver decides to die. But
sometimes one manages to restart the fontserver, rehash the fontpaths and X
might not crash ...



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