Hang related to clipboard processing
Sun Apr 11 23:18:00 GMT 2004
I am having a problem with the latest Cygwin/X11 software suite. I'm
using it with Windows 2000.
I use the program "xfig" to exercise the bug. This program can be
installed from the cygwin setup.exe program.
I invoke X11 as "setsid XWin -multiwindow -clipboard &". I launch an
xterm, and from there, I launch xfig. Within xfig, I select the tool
for drawing rectangles. I launch the dialog box to select line color
and fill color. While working in this dialog box, the X11 pointer
will eventually disappear. I cannot do anything more at this point.
I cannot change to focus to another X11 application. I cannot see the
pointer in any X11 application. I have to kill XWin.
I invoke X11 as "setsid XWin -multiwindow &". I sleep for three
seconds (my little trick for increasing stability). Then I do "setsid
I launch an xterm and xfig as in the first case. I cause the X11
pointer to disappear as in the first case. Once again, all X11
applications are unusable. From a bash command window, I do a "kill
-hup" on the running xwinclip process. This causes the X11 pointer to
reappear. My X11 applications are now usable again.
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