[Bug 35864] Dapper flight5 - vi my.cnf causes terminal to deadlock

Adam Wiggins hiro at dusk.org
Tue Mar 21 13:45:50 UTC 2006


Public bug reported:
https://launchpad.net/malone/bugs/35864

Affects: gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

Description:
The command "vi /etc/mysql/my.cnf" causes gnome-terminal to lock up
completely.  Sometimes the vi display comes onscreen and sometimes it
locks showing what was left at the console.  I cannot do anything with
that terminal window or even launch a new terminal.  Force quitting the
app returns everything to normal.

The my.cnf I am trying to edit has not been modified or touched in any
way from the installed package.  I can vi the file just fine at the
Linux text console.




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