Mintty Log Off problem (now 1.7.16s)
Harry G McGavran Jr
Tue May 29 18:57:00 GMT 2012
On 05/29/12 12:31, Andy Koppe wrote:
> On 29 May 2012 17:17, Harry G McGavran Jr wrote:
>> Ryan Johnson wrote:
>>> I routinely encounter mintty windows that don't close after
>>> I exit the login shell they run (even though they contain no
>>> visible child processes), but they can still be closed using
>>> the big red "X" in the corner... your problem sounds like
>>> something more sinister.
>> There is never an "X" to deal with here. One never know there is
>> a problem until he does start->Log Off to log out of windows.
>> I can normally close any/all mintty windows and then with various
>> process explorers try to find a mintty process and never find any.
>> Then when I log out of Windows, Windows claims it has to close
>> mintty.exe. This was fixed once in a snapshot of 1.7.10, but
>> has since returned with 1.7.15. In this incarnation it seems to
>> occur whenever I've run a Cygwin X app from a mintty window.
>> If I've signed on in Windows and never run a Cygwin X app it
>> generally doesn't happen, but I can't be sure it never happens.
>> Every time I've run a Cygwin X app though I can expect to see
>> it after closing (apparently normally) all mintty windows and
>> then log off of Windows.
> Do I understand you correctly that you no longer have any mintty
> windows open when this happens? That's puzzling indeed. Have you
> looked at ye olde Big List Of Dodgy Applications?
Yes, your understanding is correct. My bloda spectrum hasn't
changed since 1.7.10 and is pretty well in hand. When the problem first
appeared in 1.7.10 and I posted about it, a few days later I got a
suggestion to try the latest 1.7.11s snapshot and see if that fixed it.
It did, I haven't had the problem since until 1.7.15 and 1.7.16s.
This isn't a show stopper, especially since in this incantation it
doesn't happen all the time, however something isn't quite right...
Interesting the Cygwin X apps aggravate the problem.
Harry G. McGavran, Jr.
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