xfce4-terminal - always get a defunct process when I run it

Chris Green cl at isbd.net
Sat Feb 18 14:01:25 CET 2012

Whenever I run xfce4-terminal I get two processes, one defunct and the
other the actual terminal process.

E.g. if I run "xfce4-terminal" from the command line (or from the menu
system) I see:-

    chris    20522  5942  0 12:57 pts/6    00:00:00 xfce4-terminal
    chris    20524 20522  0 12:57 pts/6    00:00:00 [xfce4-terminal] <defunct>

When the terminal process exits the <defunct> process goes with it of
course so it's not a serious problem but it looks a bit odd.  I've also
noticed that xfce4-terminal seems to take a lot longer to start up
than it used to>

Chris Green

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