Re: Strange disappearing xterm behaviour (recent) - Xwin multi window
- Date: Sat, 12 May 2018 15:51:16 +0100
- From: Jon Turney <jon.turney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Strange disappearing xterm behaviour (recent) - Xwin multi window
On 03/05/2018 19:08, Gulliver Smith wrote:
I have been running a cygwin X server in multi window mode for years,
first supporting xterms running on external boxes, then in a variety
of VirtualBox virtual machines. X is started as follows on both
Windows 10 and Windows 7 boxes.
/usr/bin/X -multiwindow -listen tcp
I keep Cygwin up-to-date regularly, also my Linux virtual machines and
the windows hosts.
In the last few weeks I am getting new, annoying behavior.
Did the update of something cause this?
Essentially, my X clients, e.g. xterm are no longer visible. A "ps" on
the linux VM shows that they are still running. This happens with
emacs too, and emacsclient calls also do not open windows on the
Is it a change to Cygwin or a change to a Fedora 27 package? Is there a fix?
I don't see any other reports of anything like this.
It might be worth investigating what state the windows which have
disappeared are in. Are the X windows in a viewable or notviewable
state, according to xwininfo? You could use spy++/winspector/etc to see
if a Windows window exists and is hidden or not.
Is this linked to any 'virtual desktop' type software?
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