[Sidefx-houdini-list] RE: Side Effects software crashes X windows on SUSE 10.1

jrutherford at stclaircollege.ca jrutherford at stclaircollege.ca
Wed Jul 5 21:17:33 EDT 2006

I'm running the Apprentice version with Suse 9.3 and it's quite stable

> Hello
>    We've installed openSUSE 10.1 on 3 machines, along with the Houdini
> 8.1.613. With one exception, all of the other computers we have are
> running
> 8.0.xxx, but I don't believe this to be related to the problem because the
> other 8.1.613 machine that we are using (running Ubuntu 5.10) is perfectly
> stable. On the affected computers, mantra works fine, and renders without
> a
> problem; however, any Side Effects software that runs in a window causes
> GNOME and X windows to crash to command line whenever a dialog box is
> opened
> and then closed.
>    The problem has been observed using liscense administrator, Houdini
> Master and the mplay image viewer. The dialogs that crashed the system
> were
> change liscense server when using hkey, the open file dialog with mplay,
> which is opened when the program is started and the open file dialog in
> Houdini Master. Also interesting is the fact that all of these programs
> work
> fine unless a dialog is opened, then closed. If mplay is run by mantra,
> with
> the image file automatically being selected, the image displays with no
> problems and mutliple frames in a series can be viewed. In Houdini Master,
> we can do anything that doesn't involve a dialog box, and context menus
> present no problem.
>    There are no signs of this issue on the 2 machines we have running
> Ubuntu
> 5.10, but we need to move away from that because of several persistent
> problems we've been having with that OS.
> We are also encountering a similar problem on a windows XP  machines that
> we
> use as a render node. Windowed Side Effects software causes the computer
> to
> freeze and be completely unresponsive to any form of input once a window
> is
> moved or a menu is opened.
> On all affected systems, the system appears to be completely stable under
> all circumstances, unless running Side Effects software.
> Any suggestions appreciated
> Aaron
> Doug Struthers
> www.dougstruthers.com
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