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Re: Very strange rxvt problem - game hangs when it is running

On Fri, 21 Jan 2005, Jonathan Arnold wrote:

> Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> > On Fri, 21 Jan 2005, Jonathan Arnold wrote:
> >
> > > 1] Run "Day of Defeat" - connects and runs just fine.
> > >
> > > 2] Start rxvt.  Try "DoD" again. It gets about halfway through its
> > > startup process, then hangs.
> > >
> > > 3] Quit rxvt and try again. "DoD" works fine.
> > >
> > > I tried the same procedure with the regular Cygwin bash shell, and
> > > it behaves the same way.
> >
> > Do you mean that the regular Cygwin bash shell makes DoD hang too?  As in,
> > start a Command Prompt, run cygwin.bat from it, and DoD still hangs?
> More or less. I have a shortcut with the following:
> D:\WINNT\system32\CMD.EXE /c D:\cygwin\cygwin.bat
> And that makes DoD hang just like rxvt does.
> > > Any ideas on what it could be?
> >
> > A WAG, and I may be really off on this: Cygwin uses TCP/IP sockets (which
> > essentially require a TCP/IP port) to emulate Unix domain sockets.  If
> > rxvt reserves a Unix domain socket (even if it's not using X), and DoD
> > tries to access the same port, because it's somehow predefined and it
> > expects it to be free, there could be a conflict.  I can't think of
> > anything else in Cygwin that would interfere with a (presumably)
> > non-Cygwin application.
> Well, unless the regular bash shell does it too, that probably isn't
> correct. Like I said, it is very weird and it took me some time to
> figure it out.

The "regular bash" that you tried is really a login shell.  That *can*
run X-related stuff, e.g., from /etc/profile.d scripts.  A real test would
be to try a non-login bash (just run "c:\cygwin\bin\bash.exe -i" from a
CMD prompt).  If that doesn't interfere with DoD, it would make my WAG
more probable.  Otherwise we'll have to look for other possible reasons.
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