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Bug#265948: xterm: freezes on vt switch

On Mon, Aug 16, 2004 at 12:00:16AM +0200, Oswald Buddenhagen wrote:
> Package: xterm
> Version: 4.3.0.dfsg.1-6
> Severity: normal
> the triggering problem is that when the xserver switches away, it seems
> to keep its key states.
> that becomes a problem, if the command that causes the switch away is
> started from an xterm, as then the enter key stays pressed. that's "half

What command are you using to switch away?
I would use alt-f2 for instance (which doesn't require an enter key).

> as bad" if it is a background command, as then one is "only" flooded
> with prompts. however, when the command blocks, the xterm stops
> processing events. it shows a black screen, the cpu usage is zero

I've seen a few black screens in the past few months, but they're correlated
with running web browsers (opera for instance).  Sounds mostly like an
X server problem.

> and strace indicates that select() times out once per second.

The select-timeout is (someone reminded me) from the sessionMgt resource.
It might be related, but not necessarily.

Thomas E. Dickey

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