Re: A strange bug in xiterm2?

David Mihm (
Tue, 13 Oct 1998 16:03:46 -0500 (CDT)

On Tue, 13 Oct 1998, Andrew Sullivan wrote:

! Hi,
! I'm not sure whether this is a bug in xiterm2, in AS (1.5 beta4,
! unpatched), or in joe, so bear with me.  It's very hard to reproduce, so I
! thought I'd ask & see if anyone else has had it happen.
! If I have one xiterm2 window open (so far it's only happened while using
! joe, but that's possibly because it's my fav. text editor), and I
! repeatedly switch back & forth between it and some other xiterm2 window,
! one of them will suddenly lock up, repeating the last keystroke in that
! window over & over again.  It eats up the system's resources, and can only
! be stopped by killing the xiterm2 window.
! I've had it happen _in_ the window where joe is, and also _in_ another
! window (reading a file using less).
! Anyone else?

	Yes, it has happened to me prior to 1.5beta4 and has happened to
others.  I'm not sure if the developers have figured out what's hppening,
but it's not limited to xiterm; I had it happen in an Eterm.  I have yet
to have it happen with 1.5beta4 + patches, or that the patches actually
"solved" the situation. :) 
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