mintty window won't open

Tue Sep 28 19:40:00 GMT 2010

On 28/09/2010 13:18, Andy Koppe wrote:
> On 28 September 2010 11:31, Ryan Johnson wrote:
>> On 9/28/2010 12:23 PM, Ryan Johnson wrote:
>>> 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.
>> I found the problem: the terminal was running an ssh session to localhost.
> Ah yes, that would do it.

I think you can detect this situation (no access to the interactive desktop or 
whatever is it called), if you wished to issue a suitable error message, by 
checking that OpenInputDesktop() returns non-NULL...

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