I'm running XFree 2.1 (.1, I think) under kernel 1.1.63. When
I'm working in a cmdtool or shelltool window I can type a few commands
(between 2 and maybe 20) then it freezes. The shell accepts the "enter"
after the command and moves the cursor, then it's stuck. I can always
close the window from the pop-up, open a new window, and continue. Any
programs spawned from the old window still run fine.
Here is other information on my system, and combinations I've tried:
486ISA, ET4000 graphics
800x600 and 640x480 modes
Kernel 1.1.63 and 1.1.51
Logitech C-7 mouse
16M memory, 16M swap
Always using OpenLook window manager
Tried cmdtool, shelltool
Tried bash and tcsh
It only happens when logged in on a nonpriveledged account. The
root account works at least as long as I've needed it (I won't commit to
"all day" :) ). It never happens on the plain console. Doesn't matter
if ppp is up or down (I have no other network). Doesn't matter what the
After exiting I see console messages of the form:
"tty_sigwinch: cannot get tty process group: not a typewriter."
Sometimes it mentions the name of a program, usually not. I have not
noticed a correlation between the number of messages like above and the
number of window freezes or number of times I've retried a command while
the window is frozen.
I've R'ed all TFM's I can find, and have no further clues. Could
some kind guru reccommend where I might look for problems?
Thanks in advance. An e-mail response is preferred, but I will
periodically recheck this newsgroup.