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Bug 4763 - xinit Can Fail If 'stty tostop' In Use On Console
xinit Can Fail If 'stty tostop' In Use On Console
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-08-27 22:59 EDT by Jason Bucata
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-08-29 12:08:57 EDT
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Description Jason Bucata 1999-08-27 22:59:07 EDT
I encountered this bug when I decided to use 'stty tostop'
on my console window.  I get warning messages printed to my
console whenever I start X to the effect that fvwm wasn't
found and that it's resorting to twm to get me going.  (I
have yet to care about that, since I like twm fine enough.)
It turns out that this message apparently causes xinit to
hang when starting in a console with tostop set.

I'll mail my patch to startx to turn off tostop before and
restore the original stty settings after xinit runs.
Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-08-29 12:08:59 EDT
you can fix the fvwm issue by upgrading to the errata release of the
'xinitrc' package in ftp.redhat.com/pub/updates/6.0/noarch.

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