From: Jeremy C. Reed <reed@re...> - 2008-01-17 00:46:33
(Probably not related to rdesktop, but on my remote side via rdesktop when
I try to get to a vmware console the connection always hangs. Some
networking issue as I can't even ping then.)
So back to rdesktop -- it is hanging (due to now broken networking).
Sometimes I can't kill rdesktop with Ctrl-C at the xterm I started it at
and can't close it with the window manager.
Soon my other xterms get frozen -- can't type in them. And then about 30
seconds later my window manager itself is frozen -- I can no longer drag
windows nor open any menus.
So I ssh into the system, kill rdesktop, and then my desktop is usable
I have had this problem off-and-on probably 20 times over the past six
months. I don't know what versions of rdesktop I used all during that
time. (Note that it doesn't always fail as I use rdesktop maybe hundreds
of times fine during same time.)
I am currently using rdesktop-1.5.0 on NetBSD.
What in rdesktop can make my entire X temporarily fail (until I kill
My X is xorg server 184.108.40.206 using xf86-video-vesa-1.3.0. My window manager
is jwm v1.8 (but I also had same problem with newer jwm, like 2.0.1).
I tried to ktrace the hung rdesktop process, but that didn't get in
Jeremy C. Reed