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#1 2013-01-05 09:52:58

gehidore
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From: Near the pine trees
Registered: 2012-11-09
Posts: 34

[SOLVED] URxvt doesn't allow tabs to be opened as regular user

I recently had my file system become corrupted as was forced to restore 2 week old backup, after configuring the backup and booting into the system I fired up urxvt opened journalctl -f. When I tried to open a new tab I got this error:

Jan 05 01:49:07 thinkpad slim[431]: urxvt: can't fork, aborting.
Jan 05 01:49:07 thinkpad slim[431]: urxvt: error while initializing new terminal instance at /usr/lib/urxvt/urxvt.pm line 1125.

One thing I have noticed is if I make the window larger I can sometimes get 2 tabs before the error shows, if I make it fullscreen I get 1 tab and if I leave it unchanged I can get 3 tabs. If I su - and fire it up I can get tabs to my hearts content.

Figuring this was an issue specific to my user I created a new user and have the same issue.

x86_64
3.7.1-3-ck
fluxbox

My .Xdefaults

urxvt.geometry:90x25
urxvt.scrollBar: false
urxvt.saveLines: 10000000000000000
urxvt.foreground: white
urxvt*termName: rxvt-256color
urxvt*transparent: true 
urxvt.depth: 32
urxvt.font: 7x14
urxvt.background: [85]#000000
urxvt.perl-ext-common:  default,tabbed,matcher
urxvt.url-launcher:      /usr/bin/chromium
urxvt.matcher.button:   1

The system is 100% up to date as of this posting.

Last edited by gehidore (2013-01-06 18:23:28)


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#2 2013-01-05 10:58:46

xamaco
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From: Corsica, France
Registered: 2010-04-05
Posts: 87

Re: [SOLVED] URxvt doesn't allow tabs to be opened as regular user

Starting with urxvt 9.16, several change have happened. Among other things :
  perl-ext-common has been replaced by perl-ext
  url-launcher replaced by urxvt-url-launcher
  ...
See man urxvt-extensions and http://dist.schmorp.de/rxvt-unicode/Changes

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#3 2013-01-05 19:27:47

gehidore
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From: Near the pine trees
Registered: 2012-11-09
Posts: 34

Re: [SOLVED] URxvt doesn't allow tabs to be opened as regular user

xamaco wrote:

Starting with urxvt 9.16, several change have happened. Among other things :
  perl-ext-common has been replaced by perl-ext
  url-launcher replaced by urxvt-url-launcher
  ...
See man urxvt-extensions and http://dist.schmorp.de/rxvt-unicode/Changes

Looking at the latter I see this:

- INCOMPATIBLE CHANGE: renamed urlLauncher resource to url-launcher.
    - fix processing of DEC private mode save sequences (patch by Patrick
      Hemmer).

Which doesn't seem to apply to my issue, and is a change from "urlLauncher to url-launcher" which I already use, and already works.

I have changed the perl-ext-common to perl-ext Nothing has changed.

Again the strange part about this for me is that opening a root rxvt window from su - tabs function 100% fine.


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#4 2013-01-05 19:38:09

7etc/
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Registered: 2010-05-08
Posts: 33

Re: [SOLVED] URxvt doesn't allow tabs to be opened as regular user

#Tabs
URxvt.perl-ext-common: default,tabbed
URxvt.tabbed.tabbar-fg: 8
URxvt.tabbed.tabbar-bg: 12
URxvt.tabbed.tab-fg: 4
URxvt.tabbed.tab-bg: 0

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#5 2013-01-05 19:43:38

gehidore
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From: Near the pine trees
Registered: 2012-11-09
Posts: 34

Re: [SOLVED] URxvt doesn't allow tabs to be opened as regular user

7etc/ wrote:

#Tabs
URxvt.perl-ext-common: default,tabbed
URxvt.tabbed.tabbar-fg: 8
URxvt.tabbed.tabbar-bg: 12
URxvt.tabbed.tab-fg: 4
URxvt.tabbed.tab-bg: 0

I already have tabbed in my config?
That looks to be setting tabbar fg / bg and tab fg / bg, Again I fail to see the relevance to my issue of tabs being unable to open.

Though I do notice this looking at your sample, if I change my urxvt.* to URxvt.* still tabs fail but then the matcher also fails to open a new tab.

Last edited by gehidore (2013-01-05 19:43:52)


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#6 2013-01-06 00:01:15

gehidore
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From: Near the pine trees
Registered: 2012-11-09
Posts: 34

Re: [SOLVED] URxvt doesn't allow tabs to be opened as regular user

Strange as this has worked for months with this but I tracked the issue to this:

URxvt.saveLines: 10000000000000000

from the man page:

saveLines: number
           Save number lines in the scrollback buffer [default 64]. This resource is
           limited on most machines to 65535; option -sl.


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#7 2013-01-06 15:57:14

gridcol
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From: Karlsruhe, Germany
Registered: 2012-03-27
Posts: 32

Re: [SOLVED] URxvt doesn't allow tabs to be opened as regular user

Thank you very much for the solution, I couldn't find it on my own so I already downgraded to 9.15. Now back on 9.16 - works fine smile

Last edited by gridcol (2013-01-06 15:57:32)

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