Have the SDL "working" as far as any support for apps is concerned.
Dosbox was on my list, but until the sticky situation with the FB is addressed all that is fluff and pipe smoking.
Grabbed the newtrix again and tend to agree about the FB hotwiring.
not really my field but likely bits are identified.
Expecting everyone to jump to Diags to run this stuff is - well - untenable.
Xorg is reinstantiated as is awesome after a full kill. perhaps a more abstract look at the issue would be beneficial. Can something be convinced not reboot when awesome dies? a service change for example. Thoughts of that nature.