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Re: screen getting stuck on startup

From: Mandar Mitra
Subject: Re: screen getting stuck on startup
Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2011 16:59:26 +0530

Thanks for your feedback. Like I said, this happens only sometimes, so I
will try out your suggestion the next time this happens and report back.


Sadrul Habib Chowdhury wrote (Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 01:23:16PM -0400):
> On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 11:55 AM, Mandar Mitra <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm facing the following strange problem with screen.
> >
> > My .xinitrc / .xsession has the following line:
> >
> > (/usr/bin/xterm -geometry 80x46+1440-0 -T 2.1 -n 2.1 -e screen -m &)
> >
> > *Sometimes*, when I log in to an X session, the xterm started above
> > is blank, with only a "[" (black fg, red bg) in the first position (upper
> > left-hand corner). In this condition, no commands seem to work.
> When in this state, can you run 'screen -ls' from another terminal,
> and see if it lists an existing session (as
> 'Dead'/'Detached'/'Attached')? I am thinking maybe xterm starts screen
> before it has the specified geometry, and doesn't send screen a
> size-changed signal, or it does send the signal but screen ignores it.
> Could you try the version from git and see if you continue to see this
> problem?
> Sadrul
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