i use screen rtorrent and it always works fine by itself. however if i also open another instance of screen then the rtorrent session freezes! maybe i am not opening multiple screens correctly? here is an example:
$ screen rtorrent # works fine - i can move around with the arrow keys and the page refreshes when things like the download rate change $ ctrl a+d # exit rtorrent and return to the shell $ screen cp /tmp/x1 /tmp/x2 # assume x1 is very large so this takes a long time $ ctrl a+d # exit the copying and return to the shell $ screen -ls There are screens on: 26608.pts-0.hostname (18/08/11 10:15:39) (Detached) 8329.pts-0.hostname (17/08/11 13:44:00) (Detached) 2 Sockets in /var/run/screen/S-username. $ screen -r 8329.pts-0.hostname # resume rtorrent and now it is frozen - i cannot move around with arrow keys and the page never updates
does anyone know a solution? i have a feeling this problem is repeatable - you could try using
screen top instead of my copying example above to simulate it.
is there some control command i can press in screen to fix it or should i run rtorrent with more screen options in the first place?
i am using rtorrent version 0.8.2 and screen version 4.00.03jw4 (FAU) 2-May-06
thanks in advance!