kwm: debugging cause of death

Richard Tierney rt-cgen at
Tue Feb 13 09:58:53 GMT 2007

Could someone give me some pointers on how to find out why kwm 
occasionally dies?

My setup is:

Remote X server running on Windows 2000 (over ethernet)
KDE on Centos 4.4

I use WinAxe as the Windows X server. This setup normally works well, 
but there's an occasional problem. About once a day, kwm seems to die. 
The decorations around the windows disappear, I can't use the mouse to 
select a window, the panel disappears, and I can't switch desktops. I 
don't think there's anything relevant in the system logs, and I can't 
find any KDE logs.

My guess is that there's some sort of idle communication between kwm and 
the X server; perhaps an occasional ping of some sort. It may be (just 
guessing) that WinAxe occasionally responds incorrectly, or doesn't 
respond, and kwm terminates.

Anyone happen to know where I can find any documentation on how a window 
manager talks to a remote server?

Thanks -

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