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Re: [SLE] Missing xterm
  • From: jalal <the_jalal@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 03 Feb 2005 21:24:01 +0100
  • Message-id: <42028861.1030102@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Ken Schneider wrote:
On Thu, 2005-02-03 at 13:01, Brad Bourn wrote:
Whatching this thread, can't help thinking there must be a greater problem.

As far as I know, xterm would be like notepad for winDOZE, should be on just about all machines with X by default, at least with SuSE anyway. The fact that it 'disappeared' is worrysome. This is what I call a "poke in the eye". Your system is telling you that there is some greater problem happing and if you simply re-install xterm or use another program, your not necessarily fixing the problem, more band-aiding the effects. Could be something like your harddrive is dying, or worse.....

No Brad. If -no- xwindows stuff is installed xterm will not be
installed. As the OP said it was a minimal install hence no "x" programs
were installed therefore no xterm was installed.

No, I said the opposite.

To recap:
I received SuSE 9.2 and installed it on three machines.
One was a server with a minimum installation and still is.
The other two (desktop and laptop) I upgraded the xorg-x11-* files to the latest version (using apt-get) sometime in the last weeks.

Now on the server I have:
xorg-x11-6.8.1-15 and friends

On the desktop and laptop I have:
xorg-x11-6.8.2rc3-0.1 and friends.

I normally use konsole, so i'm not sure when it happened, but there is no longer an xterm on my desktop and laptop, but there is still an xterm on the server.

Hope that clarifies things.

I was asking in the hope that someone else here had noticed a similar thing and maybe had a solution.



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