Bug 123504 - scrollback doesn't work with screen in xterm/any other x11-based terminal
Summary: scrollback doesn't work with screen in xterm/any other x11-based terminal
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: screen
Version: 2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Daniel Reed
QA Contact:
: 492729 646909 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-05-18 21:36 UTC by Antti Hartikainen
Modified: 2011-02-04 15:44 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-05-19 13:34:20 UTC

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Description Antti Hartikainen 2004-05-18 21:36:11 UTC
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Description of problem:
If running screen inside x11-based terminal, nothing gets from screen
to terminals backscroll buffer.

I can't really explain this but here's how to reproduce:

Try 1:
1) run xterm/kterm/wterm/rxvt with scrollbuffer
2) run screen
3) run something that produces many lines of text (ps, ls)
4) nothing gets to terminals scroll buffer (terminals sidebar doesn't
grow or shift-pgup/pgdn doesn't work)

Try 2:
Same without running screen: works perfectly.

Try 3:
1) run xterm/any other terminal
2) run ps for example <-- this is added to scroll buffer.
3) run screen
4) run ls for example <-- this is not added to scroll buffer.
5) so now scrolling buffer up will print output of 'ps' that was run
earlier, not ls as it should.

Try 4:
1) now in console, without X. Login.
2) run screen
3) run ls or something that produces many lines
4) scrolling up/down with shift-pgup/pgdn works fine.

With FC1 everything worked fine.

I'm not sure if this is screen related, i've tried to downgrade
following packages back to fc1: screen, bash, termcap, libtermcap with
no results.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
described in description.

Actual Results:  I didn't see anything in scroll buffer :)

Expected Results:  I should have seen scroll buffer :)

Additional info:

Explained in description.

Comment 1 Antti Hartikainen 2004-05-19 13:34:20 UTC
Seems this is screen feature, not a bug, closing.

Uncommenting these lines in screenrc was the solution.

# Do not use xterms alternate window buffer.
# This one would not add lines to the scrollback buffer. 
#termcap xterm|xterms|xs ti=\E7\E[?47l
#terminfo xterm|xterms|xs ti=\E7\E[?47l

Comment 2 Miroslav Lichvar 2009-09-25 12:42:23 UTC
*** Bug 492729 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 3 Miroslav Lichvar 2011-02-04 15:44:18 UTC
*** Bug 646909 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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