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Re: screen refusing to reattach

From: abez
Subject: Re: screen refusing to reattach
Date: Fri, 25 Mar 2005 16:01:39 -0800 (PST)

Here's the recipe I used:

1. SSH into the machine
2. Start screen
3. Spew Random garbage to the terminal
4. Close the terminal (with the shell and ssh client running inside of
5. Reconnect via SSH and try to reconnect to Screen

The screen commands I used to start and reconnect were:
        screen -x -D -R pine


On Fri, 25 Mar 2005, Buddy Burden wrote:

> Guys,
> This happens to me sometimes as well and I find it just as annoying as 
> everyone else.  It used to be pretty rare, but seems to be happening more 
> often lately, for whatever reason.  Neither screen -d nor screen -D nor 
> screen 
> -DD seems to do anything (other than hang).  Can't speak to whether it 
> eventually unknots itself, as I've never had that much patience. <g>
> Jeremy,
> > The solution is to kill off the shell process which had previously
> > run (and in some cases, still is running) screen -x or screen -r.
> You mean not just killing off the screen -x process itself, but finding the 
> parent shell and killing that instead (or in addition)?  I haven't tried that 
> yet, but I definitely will next time.
> Abram,
> > Can you do me a favor and apply the patches found at:
> > ...
> I'll try to do that this weekend.  The thread mentions another patch of yours 
> ... is that combined into this patch?
> The main problem of course, is trying to reproduce the problem ... unlike the 
> OP in your thread, I've never had a problem recovering from ctrl-s.  I 
> haven't 
> been able to pin down an exact thing that causes it, but I'm pretty sure it 
> happens even when my fingers aren't anywhere near the ctrl key.
>               -- Buddy

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