Byobu won't start (for one user)

Walton Hoops walton at
Thu Apr 29 22:13:17 UTC 2010

Hi all!

I did a test upgrade of one of our VMs to 10.04 today, and all appears
to have gone well, except for one maddening issue: byobu won't start on
my account.  All I get is a black screen.  The process list show this
under my account:
walton    1408  0.1  0.0  25160  1284 pts/0    S+   16:05   0:00 screen
-c /usr/share/byobu/profiles/byoburc -t shell motd+shell
walton    1432  0.1  0.0      0     0 ?        Zs   16:05   0:00
[screen] <defunct>

Byobu works fine for all other accounts on the machine.  I have tried
deleting the .byobu folder in my home folder with the same results.

Any suggestions?

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