mintty window won't open
Tue Sep 28 13:05:00 GMT 2010
Apologies if the below didn't actually arrive before... sent from the
wrong email account.
In any case, I found the problem: the terminal was running an ssh
session to localhost. I have vague memories that ssh and native windows
apps don't mix?
On 9/28/2010 12:23 PM, Ryan Johnson wrote:
> Hi all,
> I switched from rxvt to mintty yesterday, and it worked great all day.
> However, today when I try to open a new mintty window from within an
> existing one, nothing happens. The process starts, but no window
> appears. This happens when attempting to open both 0.8.3 and 0.9b2
> windows from a 0.9b2 window. The broken window also does the same thing
> to tkdiff but is able to run xterm without problems.
> Oddly, using the shortcut from the start menu (0.8.3) still works, and
> any windows I fire up from it (including 0.9b2) work fine after that and
> can in turn fire up their own new instances. The broken windows are also
> permanently in alternate screen mode as far as mouse wheel goes (up/down
> arrow keys instead of scrolling the buffer) and their scrollbars are
> disabled even though they have many hundreds of lines of scrollback.
> Running strace on a broken mintty instance shows:
>> 220 5944199 [main] mintty 2908 peek_windows: window 4(0x0) ready
>> 61 5944260 [main] mintty 2908 select_stuff::wait: gotone 1
>> 58 5944318 [main] mintty 2908 select_stuff::wait: returning 0
>> 55 5944373 [main] mintty 2908 select_stuff::cleanup: calling
>> cleanup routines
>> 3577 5947950 [main] mintty 2908 set_bits: me 0x4B6630, testing fd 4
>> 115 5948065 [main] mintty 2908 set_bits: ready 1
>> 165 5948230 [main] mintty 2908 select_stuff::poll: returning 1
>> 88 5948318 [main] mintty 2908 select_stuff::cleanup: calling
>> cleanup routines
>> 151 5948469 [main] mintty 2908 select_stuff::~select_stuff: deleting
>> select records
>> 981 5949450 [main] mintty 2908 cygwin_select: 5, 0x22CA60, 0x0, 0x0, 0x0
>> 226 5949676 [main] mintty 2908 dtable::select_read: /dev/ptmx fd 3
>> 254 5949930 [main] mintty 2908 dtable::select_read: /dev/windows fd 4
>> 175 5950105 [main] mintty 2908 cygwin_select: to NULL, ms FFFFFFFF
>> 102 5950207 [main] mintty 2908 cygwin_select: sel.always_ready 0
>> 332 5950539 [main] mintty 2908 select_stuff::wait: m 2, ms 4294967295
>> 25103 5975642 [main] mintty 2908 select_stuff::wait: woke up.
>> wait_ret 2. verifying
> The above is repeated slightly more often than once a second and is the
> same every time. I don't know if this is relevant.
> I'm running cygwin-1.7.7-1 with XP Pro SP3; mintty-0.8.3-1, and
> mintty-0.9b2 built manually from source.
> I've suspended and resumed my machine several times since those windows
> were opened, maybe this has something to do with it?
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