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Old 11-29-2002, 09:33 AM   #1
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aterm pissin me off...


aterm has been working really well for me as a decent console, all the others have things that annoy me about them, and since i installed gnome2, gnome-terminal is horrible...

but i find that when i press Ctrl+S, trying to save what i'm doing without thinking, it locks aterm utterly, and i have to kill it, losing any work i've done.. anyone nkow how to stop this?
 
Old 11-29-2002, 09:49 AM   #2
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Damn, i never noticed.... mine locs up as well now that i tried it...
Maybe send a bugreport?
-NSKL

EDIT: Just beem looking for a fix for this... and well, it doesn't look like it exists. I tried looking at http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?grou...88&atid=100888 and a couple of other sites, but no mention of ctrl+s freeze.
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Old 11-29-2002, 10:39 AM   #3
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Try to press Ctrl + q, at least should set it free...
 
Old 11-29-2002, 10:51 AM   #4
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acutally, i found that just after posting... largely by hitting the keyboard. always the way.... any idea why it does this? is it a "useful" feature?
 
Old 11-29-2002, 11:07 AM   #5
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Well it's not a specific aterm thing. It should work in most terminals. It's meant to stop the output to the terminal. It still accepts input put it's just buffered. It's supposed to be the same as a scroll lock key. Like pausing the text when a whole bunch of text is scrolling by.
 
Old 11-29-2002, 11:29 AM   #6
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Exactly, just like Mik said, but you can add features to any combination of keys, depending of the windows manager used, because all your keys are sent first to X, then to the windows manager, and if none of then catch then it goes to the application.
 
Old 11-29-2002, 11:38 AM   #7
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i thought i'd tried it in other apps, and it didn't do a thing...
 
Old 11-29-2002, 12:10 PM   #8
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I guess I didn't expressed myself correctly...
You must configure your WM, to receive that signals, to they make something.
Afaik, the wms leave by default that key combination to the aplications ...
 
Old 11-29-2002, 12:17 PM   #9
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yeah, aterm doesn't mention anythign about this combination in it's manpage... anyway.
 
Old 11-29-2002, 01:13 PM   #10
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You've encountered the X-Off X-On protocol; Ctrl-S is X-Off and Ctrl-Q is X-On. The idea was to implement a pause at will, when listing a large file without using "more"...

Original purpose was to control paper tape readers when entering data at 110-baud via a teletype, back in June 1967 when I requested that the feature be added to General Electric's internal "remote access editing system" but it found its way into MULTICS from there, and subsequently into Unix. It's in most terminal programs now for backward compatibility...
 
  


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