Bug 846

Summary: Sluggish response from screen on RedHat 5.2
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: mchoi
Component: screenAssignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: 5.2CC: mchoi
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
URL: ftp://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/utilities/screen/screen-3.7.6.tar.gz
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Last Closed: 1999-01-17 14:20:50 UTC Type: ---
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Description mchoi 1999-01-16 03:30:29 UTC
> The system is an upgrade from RedHat 5.0 and under 5.0,
screen had
> extremely quick response times in doing a switch from
screen to screen as
> well as doing something as simple as doing an ls in the
/etc directory.
> Under RedHat 5.2 however, fliping from one screen to the
next takes at
> least 3-4 seconds, and doing a directory listing under
/etc (ls) results
> in the first line appearing immediately, then the rest of
the listing
> appearing 2-3 seconds later.
> Is this a problem with the machine, OS, or should I
recompile screen.

It's a ncurses problem. Our new version contains a
workaround. You
can get it from:


Comment 1 Aleksey Nogin 1999-01-16 04:29:59 UTC
This is a duplicate of #346

Comment 2 mchoi 1999-01-16 05:20:59 UTC
Sorry, first time posting on bigzilla, didn't see the previous post.

I compiled the new screen version(3.7.6) and all problems are gone.

The Linux Server machine is only a pentium 166 with 128MB RAM and a
6.4 GB IDE Drive.

Comment 3 Jeff Johnson 1999-01-17 14:20:59 UTC
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 346 ***