[Xmonad] mod-shift-c has no effect

David Roundy droundy at darcs.net
Sun Apr 15 17:07:37 EDT 2007

On Sun, Apr 15, 2007 at 10:51:37PM +0200, Georg Neis wrote:
> dons at cse.unsw.edu.au (Donald Bruce Stewart) wrote:
> > gn:
> > > Georg Neis <gn at oglaroon.de> wrote:
> > > > the only program that I'm able to kill by pressing mod-shift-c is
> > > > xterm.  For all other programs I can't notice any effect.
> > > 
> > > I've found the reason.  In my .xinitrc I used to start the tool
> > > root-tail to print some logfile to the root window.  If I comment out
> > > that line, then mod-shift-c works as expected.  I don't know why.  I
> > > also wonder why manually running root-tail from an xterm after xmonad
> > > has started up doesn't cause any trouble.
> > > 
> > 
> > Ok. This is a bit wierd. Can you narrow it down any further?
> I've no idea what to look at.  Can anyone reproduce this at least?
> I can say, however, that I don't have this issue when using dwm.

I don't know what root-tail is, but I can confirm that mod-shift-c doesn't
kill xclocks for me, but does kill xterms (but not aterms).  No idea what
that means, and I haven't much time (or motivation) to track it down,
although it is annoying.
David Roundy

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