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From: Hans-Georg Scherneck <>
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Subject: Re: emacs holding focus, not granting it to xterm
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:49:00 -0000	[thread overview]
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Jon TURNEY wrote:
> On 27/05/2014 12:45, Hans-Georg Scherneck wrote:
>> I'm running cygwin x on my laptop [version 1.7.29(0.272/5/3), Windows 7 prof], start windows on
>> remote machines (cygwin and linux mint), that are exported to my laptop. I've noted the problem for
>> more than a year now and it's irritating still, new versions of cygwin and applications
>> notwithstanding.
>> Here's what happens:
>> I enter text into emacs, move mouse to an xterm, click and enter text there, but text is going into
>> emacs. I can only move keyboard flow away from emacs after having done some nuisance operations in
>> the emacs window, like moving around the pointer; it mostly helps with one such instance, sometimes
>> I have to repeat. It's rather unpredictable. The raised status of the xterm window, however, is
>> deceiving me. So text goes even into hidden emacs windows.
> I can't reproduce this.
> Can you be a bit more specific about how you are running the X server (/var/log/xwin/XWin.0.log
> would be nice) and which window manager you are using?
Dear Jon,
you can find the log at
The X-window manager on the linux machine ? - not sure how to answer.
I log in using ssh -Y and start jobs from an xterm using command lines. I never use any GUI.
uname -a says

    Linux holt 3.2.0-23-generic #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 20:39:51 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64

It greets me (ssh, xterm):

    Warning: No xauth data; using fake authentication data for X11 forwarding.
    Welcome to Linux Mint 13 Maya (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-23-generic x86_64)

The problem only occurs with emacs (/usr/bin/emacs23-x  --version says: GNU Emacs 23.3.1 )
Could it be that emacs creates a server / uses a port of its own?
Do you need more information?
Thanks for caring about my problem.

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Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-05-27 11:45 Hans-Georg Scherneck
2014-06-02 14:00 ` Jon TURNEY
2014-06-02 17:49   ` Hans-Georg Scherneck [this message]
2014-06-27 21:22     ` alflanagan
2014-06-29 13:52       ` Oliver Schmidt

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