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Re: for the people whose screen does not crash

From: Mag Gam
Subject: Re: for the people whose screen does not crash
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 14:51:21 -0400

Thanks everyone for your contributions. Screen hasn't crashed yet for me and its been couple of weeks now :-)

On Tue, Feb 19, 2008 at 12:55 PM, Paul Ackersviller <address@hidden> wrote:
On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 10:43:33AM +1100, Trent W. Buck wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2008 at 06:21:46PM -0500, Mag Gam wrote:
> > I am slowly being convinced that my screen crashes (or freezes
> > mainly) are due to my environment settings. This can include env or
> > stty settings.  For the people whose screen does not crash what
> > special settings are you using? What version of screen? What os?
> I believe my screens do not freeze.  I use screen on IA32, AMD64 and
> PPC hardware with anything from 64MB to 2GB of RAM.  The publicly accessible parts of my profile are accessible here:
> In particular note .profile has
>     test -t 0 && stty -ixon         # disable ^S scroll lock
> by far the most common cause of "freezes" on Screen is people
> accidentally locking the screen.

I concur with this.  I'm a heavy screen user on NetBSD, HP-UX, and less
so on Linux -- all without such problems.  I generally disable the stop
character rather than the ixon termio, the effect should be the same.

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