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Re: ongoing vi issues ....

On Wed, 15 Apr 2015, David Brownlee wrote:

3. Now, I configure fvwm2 to "exec ssh -X $remote xterm"; this causes
   ssh to login to the remote (XEN) machine and start an Xterm whose
   output gets directed back through the -X forwarded $DISPLAY.

In this mode, there are some keystrokes that cause the connection to be
abruptly terminated.  The "Delete" key is 100% reliable in causing the

Does 'ssh -X $remote xterm' fail the same way when run on the command
line inside an xterm? The 'stty intr' default for ancient unix was
DEL. Its unlikely, but I wonder if somehow you are getting  that set
:) http://www.in-ulm.de/~mascheck/various/stty/

Yes, 'ssh -X ...' fails in the same way when run on the command line inside an xterm. When the remote session dies, the local xterm (from where the ssh command was executed) reports:

xterm:  warning, error event received:
X Error of failed request: BadAccess (attempt to access private resource denied)
  Major opcode of failed request:  104 (X_Bell)
  Serial number of failed request:  195
  Current serial number in output stream:  199

Also, it fails whether I use the 'Delete' key or the 'Backspace' key.


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