#153 xterm don't always become active

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2002-01-11
2002-01-11
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Running on a powerbook g4 with 256 MB RAM.

Latest darwin with Windowmaker as window manager and
root less display (which works fine).

Occasionally an xterm window seems to be unable to
become active, even if clicking the titlebar. It is no
longer possible to enter text in the xterm window.

I choose 'kill' from the windowmaker menu to remove it.

Only observed for xterm, but that may be because I
mostly use xterm.

Discussion

  • Greg Parker

    Greg Parker - 2002-01-11

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    This is probably a duplicate of #486515 "xterm - can't type w/cursor not in xterm", which is apparently a general problem with xterm and not specific to XDarwin.

    If you move the mouse over the content of a broken xterm window, will it allow you to type?

     
  • Matt Martini

    Matt Martini - 2002-01-12

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    No I've seen this too. After launching an xterm with -e
    rlogin ...
    The frame is drawn but the inside never becomes active nor
    does it show a connected session to the other machine.
    Usually happens to me when I try to xterm -e rlogin to a
    machine that doesn't allow rlogin, but intermittently
    happens with machines that previously worked. The window
    becomes uncloseable and unresizable and must be killed.

     
  • Richard Cook

    Richard Cook - 2002-06-05

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    I have also seen this behavior. In my case it seems related to
    the creation of a transitory mystery window. I have posted
    this as a separate bug because I'm not sure if I'm tickling the
    same thing or not.

     
  • Richard Cook

    Richard Cook - 2002-06-10

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    >If you move the mouse over the content of a broken xterm
    window, will it allow you to type?

    As the original poster had said, for me at least, "Occasionally
    an xterm window seems to be unable to
    become active, even if clicking the titlebar. It is no
    longer possible to enter text in the xterm window. "
    This is regardless of mouse position. I have noticed that
    selecting the title of the window in the Gnome panel at the
    bottom of my window "reactivates" the recalcitrant window
    and things are better again for a while.

     
  • Torrey T. Lyons

    Torrey T. Lyons - 2003-11-24

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    Is this bug still present in XFree86 4.3.0 or Apple's X11?

     

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