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Putty Crashing on Windows 7 64bit

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by askWinters, Aug 11, 2010.

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  1. askWinters

    askWinters Thread Starter

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    When using Putty to SSH into a Linux server, while running XMING to display XWindows, when switching between Windows Windows and the PUTTY terminal window, sometimes PUTTY is frozen. Sometimes the application I switch from is frozen too.


    We are running:
    OS: Win7Prox64bit
    SSH: PUTTY 0.60
    XServer: XMing 6.9.0.31

    Any ideas?

    Similar problems have been reported by:
    http://techguy.org/925390
    http://techguy.org/909343
     
  2. jiml8

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    Have you tried cygwin instead?
     
  3. lunarlander

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    Maybe Win7 is too new for it. Try the putty.exe / properties / compatibility settings.
     
  4. askWinters

    askWinters Thread Starter

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    Please elaborate upon what you mean by "Try the putty.exe / properties / compatibility settings."
    Thanks.
     
  5. lunarlander

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    Right click on putty, choose Properties, then Compatibility tab. Tell it to run under XP emulation.
     
  6. askWinters

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  7. Cookiegal

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    Thread has been reopened as requested.

    Threads close after 45 days of inactivity. If posters seeking help don't reply within that time period then it appears that they have decided to abandon the thread and/or may have sought help elsewhere. :)
     
  8. askWinters

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    The issue still occurs even if set for XP mode.
     
  9. Squashman

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    Running Putty in Compatibility Mode is not the same as XP mode. Which did you try?

    I run putty just fine in Windows 7 64 bit but I don't run xming nor do I know what it is.
     
  10. askWinters

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    From the Compatibility Tab on the properties Window of any given executable, you may check the "Run this program in compatibility mode for" check box to enable compatibility mode. The drop down menu below it allows you to select:
    Windows 95
    Windows 98 / ME
    Windows NT 4.0 SP5
    Windows 2000
    Windows XP SP2
    Windows XP SP3
    Windows Server 2003 SP1
    Windows Server 2008 SP1
    Windows Vista
    Windows Vista SP1
    Windows Vista SP2

    What do you mean by your post Squashman?
     
  11. Squashman

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    That is not XP mode. That is the compatability setting.
     
  12. askWinters

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    Ah yes. I see. I apologize for the typo. As directed by lunarlander, I tried the Compatibility Mode with the XP3 option.

    Are you suggesting that I try downloading and running XP Mode?
     
  13. etaf

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    re-opened at OP request
     
  14. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Reopened again.
     
  15. askWinters

    askWinters Thread Starter

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    resolution was to stop using putty and start using Xshell by Netsarang. Netsarang also offers an entire Xmanager package that includes both SSH and X. Seems like both are really nice software packages and work very well so far in testing.
     
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