I couldn't help but wonder:
I login via ssh to the server as i allways did, but for some time now I just can't use mc (midnight commander) any more?
As soon as I fire up mc, it locks my session: I have to login again in parallel and to 'killall' the mc 'in koma'. After that, i can use both sessions (one for killing :-( if the need arises for... )...
I soon found out that when I fire up mc with :
it is somehow able to run (won't lockup).
I also found out that adding:
is pleasing to the eye if the ncurses enconing is 'funny'.
However I kept continuing to fireup the Midnight commander without any of said options from time to time -> out of a human nature to be prone to errors.
Only recently when it occured to me to try strace on mc, i found out that it hangs over a gpm call (gpm is that mouse controll thingy...).
As soon as I shut down gpm (and disabled the rc.gpm so it won't autostart...) mc went 'to normal'
So, how about You, fellow slackers, what's Your mileage regarding this?
The Slackware version in question is 11.0 and the client side OS-es are many (currently I'm writing this from a sidux (Debian+Sid+sidux) system)