Re: "autistic" Konsole
- Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2017 07:33:42 +0000 (UTC)
- From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@xxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: "autistic" Konsole
René J.V. Bertin posted on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:53:02 +0100 as excerpted:
> On Tuesday July 12 2016 15:29:48 Duncan wrote:
> I'm surprised how long this thread has been running already, and that I
> still have no clue exactly what is happening here
> It just happened to me again, with 2 novelties:
> - it started after I had opened a document in a running KDevelop5
> from a Konsole5 application. The keyboard input stopped after a few
> keystrokes, in BOTH KDevelop and all windows of the parent Konsole
> process. Until now I had only seen this in Konsole itself.
> - banging long enough on the keyboard an occasional keystroke would get
> changing keyboard layouts had no effect (session-wide or in Konsole),
> nor had restarting KWin (why would it), a suspend/wake cycle or cycling
> among virtual consoles. Suggestions what else to try more than welcome!!
The surprising thing there is the /occasional/ keystroke getting
through. That sounds like the app (or at least the input thread) is in a
loop, only occasionally polling for keystrokes.
You started kdevelop from the konsole session, and it was affected too?
That sounds like a shell job control thing. See the ctrl-z stuff below.
I'm basically stumped, but a couple more shots in the dark.
Running htop (or just plain top if you don't have htop) in a new
(responsive) konsole window, neither the almost dead konsole nor anything
else is sucking CPU cycles, right? If it's a loop, it should be, but...
Basic stuff but I'm grasping at straws, now: You haven't gone and done a
ctrl-z (shell-based suspend and return to prompt, type fg to restart the
process in the foreground again) or ctrl-s (old-school terminal scrolling
control, try ctrl-q to start it again), have you?
Other than that, I'm basically out of ideas.
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