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|Summary:||Refresh problems with gnome-terminal + screen|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Michael Soulier <msoulier>|
|Component:||gnome-terminal||Assignee:||Ray Strode [halfline] <rstrode>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2005-05-11 18:12:41 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Michael Soulier 2003-11-26 11:38:20 EST
I prefer to use screen over the multi functionality in gnome-terminal, for various reasons, and I am finding refresh problems in gnome-terminal when used with screen. These problems do not happen in xterm, or any other terminal I've tried, so I'm opening this bug against gnome-terminal. Often, gnome-terminal will write past the menu that I have screen displaying at the bottom of the terminal. Sometimes, the terminal will go blank suddenly, like when using Vim. In both cases, jumping to another screen and back both restores the menu and fixes the screen display, until it happens next time. I don't think these apps are getting along, as it were, and I don't suspect screen at this time. It works perfectly in xterm, for example. These problems are sporadic and difficult to predict, but they are most annoying when they happen. If I can assist in any way, please don't hesitate to ask.
Comment 1 Michael Soulier 2003-11-27 16:44:59 EST
It also works improperly with bash command-line editing. If I pull up and old command, C-a to the beginning of the line, and begin deleting that line with C-d repeatedly, characters begin appearing before the prompt, and the cursor is pushed to the right. The representation of the line is then incorrect, and I have to hit C-l to refresh the screen and figure out what I'm really about to type. This does not happen in xterm, it works perfectly.
Comment 2 Michael Soulier 2003-11-27 16:47:33 EST
> This does not happen in xterm, it works perfectly. Workaround. If I detach the screen, and reattach, something is apparently reset, and it works fine again.
Comment 3 Michael J. Cohen 2004-02-21 20:30:28 EST
same problem here on every version of fedora I've tried.
Comment 4 Barry K. Nathan 2004-03-26 09:01:39 EST
I've had this since Red Hat 8.0. However, I finally found what seems to be a quickly reproducible test case [update: sometimes it reproduces the problem real fast and sometimes it never reproduces the problem]: 1. Start a screen session in gnome-terminal. 2. Start an xterm (or something else that isn't a gnome-terminal) and attach to the same screen session. 3. Run "alsamixer" in the screen session. 4. Making sure that you can see most portions of both terminal windows, repeatedly and quickly hit Control-L. It usually doesn't take long for corruption to appear -- and if you hit Control-L so fast that you refreshed over the corruption, just take a few seconds to hit it some more until the corruption comes back...
Comment 5 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-05-11 18:12:41 EDT
Fedora Core 1 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.