Bug 107335 - gnome-terminal cannot display utf8 serial installs properly
gnome-terminal cannot display utf8 serial installs properly
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: vte (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Behdad Esfahbod
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-10-16 21:17 EDT by Mike McLean
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:06 EST (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-10-19 15:33:51 EDT
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2003-10-16 21:18 EDT, Mike McLean
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2003-10-16 21:19 EDT, Mike McLean
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Description Red Hat Bugzilla 2003-10-16 21:17:51 EDT
* Taroon-re1007.RC1.0 ws
* gnome-terminal-2.2.2-1
* vte-0.11.10-3
* ckermit-8.0.209-2
* xterm-179-5.EL

If you run kermit in a gnome-terminal and try to perform a utf8 serial install
the display will get corrupted with each draw operation.  This used to work.

FWIW, running kermit in an xterm works fine (at least in english).  

Also note that non-utf8 serial installs work fine under kermit + gnome-terminal.
Comment 1 Red Hat Bugzilla 2003-10-16 21:18:44 EDT
Created attachment 95248 [details]
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2003-10-16 21:19:33 EDT
Created attachment 95249 [details]
Comment 3 Red Hat Bugzilla 2003-10-16 21:20:03 EDT
Created attachment 95250 [details]
Comment 4 Red Hat Bugzilla 2003-10-16 22:06:57 EDT
This has been happening since B2 I believe... I always thought it was anaconda.
 Anaconda folks explained that it was general terminal emulator funkiness going
on since it works fine in xterm and on the console.
Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2004-08-16 11:14:38 EDT
I had filed bug 129942 for gnome terminal "corruption" on serial 
install for Altix.  Although the screen is corrupted in different
ways than mentioned in this bug, the concept is the same.  Firing off
the install from an xterm solved the problem.

Adding myself and Jesse to the cclist.
Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2007-10-19 15:33:51 EDT
This bug is filed against RHEL 3, which is in maintenance phase.
During the maintenance phase, only security errata and select mission
critical bug fixes will be released for enterprise products. Since
this bug does not meet that criteria, it is now being closed.
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If you feel this bug is indeed mission critical, please contact your
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