Bug 570930

Summary: gnome-terminal in F13 may not update when uncovered
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Steve Tyler <stephent98>
Component: gnome-terminalAssignee: Behdad Esfahbod <behdad>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 13CC: behdad, mclasen
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Description Flags
screenshot showing white regions that were not updated none

Description Steve Tyler 2010-03-05 16:17:08 EST
Created attachment 398144 [details]
screenshot showing white regions that were not updated

Description of problem:
When a pop-up window covers a gnome-terminal window having text, the text may not be updated when the pop-up is closed. Screenshot attached. NB: the screenshot dialog itself obliterated a bit more itself.

Switching to another workspace and back results in the window being completely white.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
A fresh F13 installation on a hard drive partition. Updated.

How reproducible:
Reproduced several times.

Steps to Reproduce:
Here is what I did:
Open two terminals, and tile them as in the screenshot.
In the top window:
$ su
$ tail -f /var/log/messages
Scroll the window to the top (I believe a longish messages file helps).
Select the bottom window.
Insert an audio CD in the optical drive and manually close the tray.
Wait for the "You have just inserted ..." dialog to appear.
(it partly covers the top window, and is partly hidden by the bottom window -- a bug?)
In the bottom window type: "eject".
Actual results:
After the CD ejects, the dialog disappears.
There is a white region in the top window where the dialog had covered it.
Clicking the scroller in the top window refreshes the text.

Expected results:
Top window is updated.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Steve Tyler 2010-03-05 16:41:32 EST
Here is a slight variant of the procedure.

$ su -c 'cat /var/log/messages' # generate a lot of lines
$ while true; do sleep 1; date; echo 123456789 ; done # generate new lines

Scroll to the top.
The new text appearing at the end is not visible and the window does not scroll.

NB: gnome-terminal has its default settings.
In particular, scroll on output is disabled.
Comment 2 Steve Tyler 2010-03-05 16:47:24 EST
(In reply to comment #1)
> NB: gnome-terminal has its default settings.

Correction: I increased the font size to 14.
Comment 3 Matthias Clasen 2010-03-08 13:16:29 EST
Doesn't look like a gnome-terminal issue to me. If you look at you screenshot, the metacity frame also fails to redraw.
Comment 4 Steve Tyler 2010-03-08 16:20:08 EST
Even simpler procedure:

Open a gnome-terminal window in the middle of the desktop (no need to resize).

$ su -c 'cat /var/log/messages' # generate a lot of lines
$ while true; do sleep 1; date; echo 123456789 ; done # generate new lines

Scroll to the top.

Repeatedly switch at another workspace and back.

Eventually the window is completely white.

Refresh by clicking on the scroller or up arrow.

Opening the trash so that it overlaps the gnome-terminal window and then closing it also results in obliterated text.

Repeatedly selecting System:Preferences and closing eventually obliterates the region where the menu was.

Matthias: The frame looks complete when I do the above. The screenshot app. may have introduced some artifacts.
Comment 5 Steve Tyler 2010-03-08 16:35:52 EST
Reproduced on F12: gnome-terminal-2.28.2-1.fc12.x86_64
Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2011-06-02 12:18:58 EDT
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