Subject: Re: Strange xterm behavior in gnome
To: walt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <email@example.com>
Date: 01/05/2005 21:48:22
On Wed, 05 Jan 2005 12:30:49 -0800
walt <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Aha! The plot thickens...
> Now when I start xterm from the run dialog everything works normally.
> The xterm responds to signal 15 and to 'exit' or CTRL-D.
Ok. If you do 'ps ax | grep xterm' you'll likely see two processes: one
is the shell used to launch the command you give, and the other one is
> When I create a custom icon for xterm on the gnome panel and start
> the xterm by clicking on it -- the same old problem occurs, even with
> ksh instead of bash.
> So -- what is the difference between using the run dialog and a
> custom icon to start a process?
I don't know for sure, but it looks like the run dialog execs the program
using a shell (ksh -c whatever) while the panel runs it directly.
> And what is the difference between
> ksh and bash? I hope you know the answers ;o)
Not sure (yet). Please file a PR with enough details or a pointer to this
discussion, and I'll take responsibility for it (so that I don't forget).
Julio M. Merino Vidal <email@example.com>
The NetBSD Project - http://www.NetBSD.org/