[sudo-users] Bug#601344: Screen blinks when closing a xterm window after "sudo -i"

Antonio Ospite ospite at studenti.unina.it
Mon Oct 25 07:44:06 EDT 2010

Package: xterm
Version: 264-1
Severity: minor
Tags: upstream


when I close a xterm window (from the window manager) after I ran
"sudo -i" in it, the screen blinks, this does not happen if I become
superuser using "sudo -s" or "su".

I don't think this is DE related, as I get this with Gnome and XFCE;
and I get this behavior also with other terminal emulators like
gnome-terminal and aterm, so maybe this not xterm specific either,
forgive me if I am abusing the xterm bugs for this.

Does it have anything to do with the xserver authorization model and
sudo itself? Any idea about where should I report it?

It is not a great problem from the user POV but I am curios about what
is triggering this behavior, and whether it is reproducible by other
people as well or it may depend on something in my environment.

   Antonio Ospite

P.S. I am X-Debbugs-CCing xorg at lists.freedesktop.org and sudo-users at sudo.ws

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (900, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.36-rc8-ao2 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=it_IT.utf8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages xterm depends on:
ii  libc6                     2.11.2-6       Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libfontconfig1            2.8.0-2.1      generic font configuration library
ii  libice6                   2:1.0.6-1      X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libncurses5               5.7+20100313-4 shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libutempter0              1.1.5-3        A privileged helper for utmp/wtmp 
ii  libx11-6                  2:1.3.3-3      X11 client-side library
ii  libxaw7                   2:1.0.7-1      X11 Athena Widget library
ii  libxft2                   2.1.14-2       FreeType-based font drawing librar
ii  libxmu6                   2:1.0.5-2      X11 miscellaneous utility library
ii  libxt6                    1:1.0.7-1      X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  xbitmaps                  1.1.0-1        Base X bitmaps

Versions of packages xterm recommends:
ii  x11-utils                     7.5+4      X11 utilities

Versions of packages xterm suggests:
pn  xfonts-cyrillic               <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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