On Mon, 25 Oct 2010 13:44:06 +0200 Antonio Ospite <email@example.com> wrote: > when I close a xterm window (from the window manager) after I ran > "sudo -i" in it, the screen blinks, this does not happen if I become > superuser using "sudo -s" or "su". > [...] > > Does it have anything to do with the xserver authorization model and > sudo itself? Any idea about where should I report it? > > It is not a great problem from the user POV but I am curios about what > is triggering this behavior, and whether it is reproducible by other > people as well or it may depend on something in my environment. > I found out how to make this behavior reproducible, you need to be using bash, here are the steps to get it: 1. Create /root/.bash_logout with this content: if [ "$SHLVL" = 1 ]; then [ -x /usr/bin/clear_console ] && /usr/bin/clear_console -q fi 2. Open a xterm 3. Run "sudo -i" in it 4. Close the window with the window manager (e.g. click the [X] button) Does the screen blink now? So I guess that the blink is due to some bash/clear_console and virtual console interaction as it happens also when I become superuser with "su -l", so it's not a xterm issue and the xterm debian bug can be closed. If you think I am spamming firstname.lastname@example.org just tell me and I'll stop sending messages there. @Rasterman I guess this is how you got the message, via email@example.com. Thanks, Antonio -- Antonio Ospite http://ao2.it PGP public key ID: 0x4553B001 A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
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