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Re: X crashes when closing one of two running X sessions

On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 7:35 PM, Marc Shapiro <marcnshap@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/24/2017 09:14 AM, David Wright wrote:
>> On Tue 24 Oct 2017 at 08:29:50 (-0400), The Wanderer wrote:
>>> On 2017-10-24 at 08:15, Greg Wooledge wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Oct 24, 2017 at 07:31:32AM -0400, The Wanderer wrote:
>>>>>> clear_console clears your console if this is possible.  It looks in
>>>>>> the
>>>>> That program is shipped as part of bash, so it looks as if this might
>>>>> actually be considered a bash bug. I'd see about reporting it there,
>>>>> yes
>>>>> - either in Debian or upstream.
>>>> Definitely not upstream.
>>>> wooledg:/usr/src/bash$ tar xzf bash-4.3.30.tar.gz
>>>> wooledg:/usr/src/bash$ cd bash-4.3.30
>>>> wooledg:/usr/src/bash/bash-4.3.30$ grep -ri clear_console .
>>>> wooledg:/usr/src/bash/bash-4.3.30$
>>>> I'd never even heard of it until now.  It's definitely a Debian add-on.
>>> Thanks. I hadn't considered checking that way, but it's good to have
>>> this confirmed.
>> I looked at my ~/.bash_logout and found I had recrafted it
>> long enough ago to forget doing it, just after starting to
>> use jessie.
>> It uses reset, and I often type reset myself, at times like
>> when the ssh pipe breaks during emacs -nw which throws you back
>> to a local bash prompt but with no visible cursor and a broken
>> command history recall.
>> Cheers,
>> David.
> That fixed it here.  I noticed this problem a few months ago, but never
> tracked down the source.  About the only time anyone actually logs out of a
> terminal session on this box is if I need to reboot (such as for a new
> kernel).  This is an annoyance due to causing an unclean shutdown, but
> nothing more.  My workaround had been to shut down the X session on vt01
> first, then the other two.  But this is better.  I replaced clear_console
> with a call to reset and the problem went away.  I shut down my dfaughter's
> X session and logged her out.  My X session on vt01 is still up and running.

Does Matthias K. (maintainer of bash for Debian) know about this
thread? I'm assuming he would be the one to fix it.

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