Bug 3812

Summary: ncurses does not change to nonblocking, no echo mode
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: hamiltok
Component: ncursesAssignee: Preston Brown <pbrown>
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Version: 6.0CC: ar
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Description hamiltok 1999-06-29 19:15:11 UTC
I have a program using curses that needs to change the
terminal to b-break mode and non blocking character reads.
The program worked properly with Red Hat 5.2 on an Alpha.
With Redhat 6.0 on an Intel machine (kernels 2.2.9 and
2.2.10), if cannot change to nonblocking mode and the wgetch
is completely screwed up. It is just hanging the program at
a call to wgetch. It registers alright trying to switch into
nonblocking mode but after that when I try to read
characters, it does not work.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-07-28 07:37:59 UTC
Can we get a small example that will help us debug the problem?

assigned to jbj

Comment 2 Preston Brown 1999-08-29 15:17:59 UTC
assigned to myself, still waiting on a small test program.

Comment 3 Preston Brown 1999-09-23 17:08:59 UTC
lack of feedback from user, bug closed.  Reopen if you have some more
input.