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Old 08-26-2008, 10:10 AM   #1
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Something is terminating the xterm process


I'm using an Aigo P8860 running some variant of Midinux / Red Flag linux.

My (basic) hacking has gotten an xterm up and running. But it only seems to stay open for perhaps 2 minutes. It then - irrespective of what I seem to be doing - gets terminated.

What could be causing this behaviour? How could I stop it?

Where in the logs could I go to see what the issue is? (I've grepped for xterm in /var/logs to see if xterm is mentioned, but I don't see it.)

Many thanks,

Old 08-28-2008, 10:04 AM   #2
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Try using another terminal program, launch xterm from it so you can see any output when it dies to get a better idea of why it's dying.


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