Nasty instability in newer helix xmms rpm. Have you seen it too?

I have RedHat 6.1 (with misc updgrades).  I don't see this same problem
with other machines that have RH6.2, so maybe you can tell me how to
diagnose it.

The problem arises with xmms supplied most recently in the helix code
distribution.  When I am running the Window Maker window manager, xmms 
version: xmms-1.2.2-0_helix_1.i386.rpm causes X to crash to console when
xmms starts and I move the mouse.  It is a total crash, down to black
screen.  The crash does not happen when I run a different window
manager.  (Dont tell me to use sawfish. I don't have anything against
it, but I like having different pictures on the backgrounds of my

The previous xmms, which I have just reinstalled, does not cause the
same problem. It is xmms-1.2.1-0_helix_1.i386.rpm  

Both versions of xmms show the same dependencies: 
# ldd xmms => /usr/lib/ (0x40018000) => /usr/lib/ (0x40139000) => /usr/lib/ (0x4016d000) => /usr/lib/ (0x40170000) => /usr/lib/ (0x40173000) => /lib/ (0x40196000) => /lib/ (0x401a7000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x401ab000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x401b3000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x401bf000) => /lib/ (0x40263000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x4027f000) => /usr/X11R6/lib/ (0x40288000) => /usr/lib/ (0x402a0000) => /lib/ (0x402aa000)
        /lib/ => /lib/ (0x40000000)

I've tried to run xmms under gdb, but when the X session quits out from
under it, it is all lost.  

I have a plan to ask at Helix about it, unless one of you says it is
likely a hardware problem peculiar to this computer.

I realize I should just upgrade to RedHat 6.2, but this is a production
machine and I can't afford to take it out of service unless it is really
really necessary. I hope to hold out until RedHat 7.0 is released.  I
guess I should get the XFree from RH6.2 and see if I can install that,
maybe this problem will go away then.

Paul E. Johnson                       email: pauljohn ukans edu
Dept. of Political Science  
University of Kansas                  Office: (785) 864-9086
Lawrence, Kansas 66045                FAX: (785) 864-5700

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