[xubuntu-users] Lost terminal text cursor when closing non-terminal window

MR ZenWiz mrzenwiz at gmail.com
Sat Jan 6 21:12:44 UTC 2018


On Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 6:44 PM, Tigerwolf <tigerwolf at tigerden.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 30 Dec 2017, MR ZenWiz wrote:
>
>> I run Xubuntu 16.04 LTS on all my systems.  On my HP8740w laptop,
>> occasionally when I do something (I'll explain below), the cursor focus on
>> my terminal windows gets lost and I can't type anything in the terminal
>> windows.
>
> The vanishing cursor/malfunctioning terminals is also an issue with the Unix
> console text terminals when using Ctl-Alt-F1 to -F6
>

I believe I have found the problem.

My home directory is encrypted on my laptop.  Whenever I go to access
one of the subdirectories for the first time, the machine stops
briefly while it decrypts what it needs to i norder to access the
files.  While this is happening, the whole machine seems to stop.

After a few seconds, everything comes back to life and processing continues.

I suppose I need to be more patient (or use an SSD...).

Thanks.
MR




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