Re: [wmii] Zombies

From: Paul TBBle Hampson <>
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2006 14:03:49 +1100

On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 10:14:28PM -0800, Suraj Kurapati wrote:
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> Steve Hoffman wrote:
>> For now just wanted to confirm Jani's observation.

> For me, this seems to happen only when a newly created window closes
> before its frame is created by wmii. That is, the window would flash
> on the screen (created & destroyed immediately), and then its frame
> (now a zombie without a window to hold) would appear a moment later.

Hmm. I'm seeing what I suspect is a related problem in wmii 2.5.2-1
from Debian, where I open an xterm in max layout, and if my first
command is to ssh somewhere else, $COLUMNS and $LINES are still at

It appears to be that the xterm is getting mapped and framed _after_
it's already checked it's size. I find pressing enter before doing
anything else solves this...

I dunno if it's really WMII's fault, but I don't recall it happening
under whatever the previous version in Debian was...

Paul "TBBle" Hampson, BSc, MCSE
On-hiatus Asian Studies student, ANU
The Boss, Bubblesworth Pty Ltd (ABN: 51 095 284 361)
"No survivors? Then where do the stories come from I wonder?"
-- Capt. Jack Sparrow, "Pirates of the Caribbean"

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