Bug 4763 - xinit Can Fail If 'stty tostop' In Use On Console
Summary: xinit Can Fail If 'stty tostop' In Use On Console
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-08-28 02:59 UTC by Jason Bucata
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-08-29 16:08:57 UTC

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Description Jason Bucata 1999-08-28 02:59:07 UTC
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 16:08:59 UTC
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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