January 22nd, 2005, 23:03
Does anybody know what's up with these core dump files I get in my home directory?

They look like they may be xscreensaver related. Is there anything I can do about them to fix it? I tried deinstalling & reinstalling xscreensaver but they still comes back.

I'm using FreeBSD 5.3 and have ran portupgrade.


January 22nd, 2005, 23:10
Just delete those files. Those dumps are for developers wanting to diagnose bugs in the application. Most likely it's a certain setting or screensaver that is causing it. Just wait for the upgrade, and you might think about sending the dump file to the developers.

January 22nd, 2005, 23:11
oK, thnx for the quick reply. Yes I believe their coming from 'xscreensaver'.

January 22nd, 2005, 23:13
I ran into the same thing and deinstalled xscreensaver. I'm using xlockmore now since it has most of the same modules and isn't having a problem

January 22nd, 2005, 23:21
You can always tell the files are coming from whichever program since the name of the application will be the first part with a .core on the end.