Re: [wmii] [Newbie] Installing Latest Snapshot Issues: Can't create socket

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 17:09:55 -0400

On Tue, Jun 26, 2007 at 04:00:44PM -0500, aditya siram wrote:
> Hi all,
> When I try and install the latest snapshot 'wmii+ixp=20070327' I get the
> following xsession error when I try and start it from GDM:
> wmii: fatal: Can't create socket 'unix!/tmp/ns.deech.:wmii': Invalid argment

Something strange is going on there. Is it possible that you
somehow have control characters in your $DISPLAY? Otherwise, I
can't imagine how that socket path could come to be, other than
a buffer overflow somewhere.

You might try piping the output of stdout and stderr through
vis(1) and seeing if you get a different path.

Kris Maglione
A stagnant science is at a standstill.

Received on Tue Jun 26 2007 - 23:10:52 UTC

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