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I am using byobu within xterm. Whenever I try to create a new window with bash, the window opens then immediately closes. Whenever I create a window with plain old sh however, it works fine.

I am running Crunchbang Linux.

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I apologize for the dupe. When I posted the first time it gave me a 408 Request Timeout error so I tried posting again. Sorry. –  Wuffers Nov 8 '10 at 23:35
    
Is there an exit or return in your ~/.bashrc or similar startup file? Also, please detail the steps you are taking to produce this result. –  Dennis Williamson Nov 9 '10 at 1:34
    
In my .bashrc, at line 8 there is something that says [ -z "$PS1" ] && return. And, to get this to happen, byobu has to be set to start at login, then I press F2 to create a new window with bash, after doing that, the window opens for a moment and then closes. –  Wuffers Nov 9 '10 at 2:20
    
What is sh a link to? /bin/dash? /bin/bash? –  Dustin Kirkland Feb 17 '12 at 4:43
    
What happens if you open a sh, then exec bash ? –  b0fh Jul 3 '12 at 16:29

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I have no idea why, but after closing the status window (Opened by pressing F9), it works again.

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