All text being echoed in Xterms

Steven T. Zydek
Wed Feb 6 10:43:00 GMT 2002

I posted this a little while back with no response. Anyone have any ideas?


On Wed, Jan 30, 2002 at 11:52:20AM -0600, Steven T. Zydek wrote:
> Hi There,
> I'm a newbie to Cygwin/XFree. I just installed Cygwin 1.3.7/Xfree v4.2 on my 
> sunpci card (basically, an Intel-based motherboard w/AMD processor running in 
> a Sun box) running WinNT 4.0. All the software has installed perfectly. I can 
> start up bash shells within Cygwin just fine, X starts up without any error 
> messages (using the default startx scripts) and xterms/xclock appear fine.
> My trouble is that anytime I try to type (enter commands) in an xterm, 
> all text gets echoed twice. So, if I type: 'ls -al[ENTER]' , I get the 
> following spewed back:
> llss  --aall [CR]
> [CR]
> me@machine bash>
> me@machine bash>
> ---
> I tried to determine whether it's Xwin or the xterm. (NOTE: the Cygwin shells
> do NOT have this problem). From what I can tell it is Xwin causing the problem. 
> I was able to display a remote xterm window from a Sun box and had the same 
> trouble where everything was echoed. I checked newsgroups, faqs, web, etc. and
> no luck. Any ideas?
> Thanks for any help you could provide!
> Thanks,
> +Steve

Steven Zydek
EWS System Manager / CCSO
University of Illinois
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