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Bug 162111 - lynx -use_mouse freezes on start
Summary: lynx -use_mouse freezes on start
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: lynx
Version: 4
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Tim Waugh
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-29 22:39 UTC by Bertil Askelid
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-06-30 18:03:55 UTC

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Description Bertil Askelid 2005-06-29 22:39:49 UTC
Description of problem:

lynx -use_mose is unable to start fully but freezes in the middle before comming up.

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Comment 1 Tim Waugh 2005-06-30 11:18:54 UTC
Works fine here.  Could you describe your problem a bit more fully?

Comment 2 Bertil Askelid 2005-06-30 16:52:33 UTC
   I've been doing some more digging to recreate exactly what is
   happening and why.

   I can start "lynx -use_mouse" without any problems and full
   functionality in xterm and rxvt. I first start the xterm with the

      xterm +sb -sl 0

   and then manually type the lynx command on the csh command
   line.  Ditto rxvt. No problems.

   However, when I combine the two:

      xterm +sb -sl 0 -e lynx -use_mouse

   I only get a blank xterm screen. Something is happening as I type "q"
   and then "y" to get out of lynx and close the xterm.


      rxvt +sb -sl 0 -e lynx -use_mouse

   the rxvt window shows nothing and reacts to nothing. Has to be killed
   from X.



Comment 3 Tim Waugh 2005-06-30 17:46:24 UTC
Here's what I get.  Both of these work fine:

rxvt +sb -sl 0 -tn xterm -e lynx -use_mouse
xterm +sb -sl 0 -e lynx -use_mouse

If I omit '-tn' from the rxvt command line lynx cannot start because the TERM
environment variable gets set (for some reason) to xterm-debian.

So I still don't see the problem here. :-/

Comment 4 Bertil Askelid 2005-06-30 18:03:55 UTC
That does it! The "-tn xterm" option added to the rxvt command solved the
problem. For some reason, rxvt set $TERM to rxvt by default. For lynx to work it
has to be xterm as you pointed out.

Thanks! The bug can be closed!

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