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Symbolics system support?
Date: 5 Feb 91 15:04:24 GMT
From: dmitchell@APCTRC.msc.edu (Donald H. Mitchell)
The other problem detail: after you cold boot, once you select a zmail window,
it's a true pain to get the window to appear on any other console until you
reboot even if you only have one console at a time. For example, I booted and
started a zmail console on my X terminal at home, I killed that genera process
(and thus that console), the next day I tried to bring up zmail on my Sun at
work: no can do. I've worked around it sometimes by weird and unrememberable
kill window, kill process, select activity, and do the hoki-poki routines, but
Symbolics says that the only way to start a "new" zmail window is to cold
boot. That's a feature that all X windows based symbolics users will love.
Note, the implications are that if you use a different X windows display to
bring up your genera console, you are unlikely to be able to access zmail.
To get the ZMail Window on another screen, I go to Peek and kill
any ZMail window which might exist on another screen. Then I do
the Select Activity. I haven't found it necessary to kill the
I have found, however, that when displaying ZMail on my Sparc X
screen (running twm or olwm or uwm), the left-mouse click does
not invoke any response in the message window and when composing
messages, . Shift, Control, Meta, etc with left mouse work fine.
It's just plain ol' left-mouse that doesn't.
Stephen L Nicoud <email@example.com> uw-beaver!bcsaic!snicoud
Boeing Advanced Technology Center for Computer Sciences
Bellevue, Washington USA