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|Summary:||grub doesn't scroll properly in gnome-terminal|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Alexandre Oliva <oliva>|
|Component:||gnome-terminal||Assignee:||Ray Strode [halfline] <rstrode>|
|Status:||CLOSED DUPLICATE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2006-02-21 14:06:04 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Alexandre Oliva 2004-10-02 15:41:07 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040929 Description of problem: If a grub session started within a gnome-terminal is long enough to require scrolling, the screen becomes garbled since not all of the terminal scrolls, and new output is often lost. The problem does not occur in the console (VT1), nor does it occur in xterms. I haven't tried konsole or other terminal emulation programs. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): grub-0.95-2 gnome-terminal-2.7.3-1 vte-0.11.11-5 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Start gnome-terminal. Resize to, say, 80x25. 2.start grub (don't bother to become root; better not, to avoid mistakes) 3.Issue commands such as `root (hd0,0)' repeatedly. It doesn't matter if it makes sense, just get it to keep generating output until you'd expect it to start scrolling. Just pressing ENTER might be good enough to observe the problem, but having some error messages along the way helps figure out what happens (or fails to :-) Actual Results: When it should begin scrolling, it begins garbling the screen Expected Results: Regular scrolling, just like in text consoles and xterm Additional info: If you happen to run 2 or 3 setup commands in a single session, you won't be able to tell whether the last ones completed successfully. This is bad. If you resize gnome-terminal to say 79x25, it's even worse: the initial cursor will be one line below the initial prompt.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-03 11:32:34 EDT
Is it any better if you set TERM to xterm before running grub?
Comment 2 Alexandre Oliva 2004-10-04 12:23:28 EDT
It was already xterm (but why? does gnome-terminal actually implement an xterm terminal?). FWIW, setting it to vt100 appears to work around the problem.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2004-10-04 12:54:16 EDT
Does it work better with TERM=gnome?
Comment 4 Alexandre Oliva 2004-10-04 14:13:54 EDT
Yup, TERM=gnome fixes it.
Comment 5 Eido Inoue 2004-10-04 14:45:42 EDT
if setting TERM to gnome fixes it, the problem isn't ncurses-- it's gnome-terminal-- gnome-terminal is not 100% compatible with xterm, but we leave TERM set to stock xterm (our xterm definition is unpatched/unmodified for this reason and will stay that way) for compatiblity with many different terminals.
Comment 6 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-11-04 01:12:31 EST
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 128375 ***
Comment 7 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 14:06:04 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.