Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 140875
Gnome terminal only scrolls the bottom line with BitchX
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:55 EST
Description of problem:
Gnome terminal only scrolls the bottom line with BitchX (and maybe
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Gnome terminal with FC3
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start BitchX, connect to a server (EFNET, Dalnet, etc).
2. Join a channel if necessary.
Notice only the bottom line scrolls with new text. All the lines above
The whole screen should scroll.
Konsole behaves the right way.
Same with epic if you split the screen
Something is mishandling scrolling regions ?
I just met this on an upgrade from FC2 to FC3. There is a workaround,
In case any of this helps narrow stuff down...
I use epic with a "split screen", ie created by /window new. Generally on
terminals which are about 70 lines long (but the normal 80 chars wide; ie,
I'm not talking about maximised windows). No menubar. $TERM="xterm".
As soon as irc's output reached the bottom of the screen, I got the
same problem. Tried irssi (not a RH-supplied rpm, but an rpm for
the same thing happened. I don't think irssi is the same code base as
Things which had no effect:
* adding a menubar.
What worked (yay!)
* export TERM="gnome"
Killed epic, set TERM to "gnome", restarted epic, things worked as
Sort of workaround and might shed some new light. If I run BitchX from
screen, the scrolling works fine most of the time. If the scrolling
misbehaves, I can simply detach the screen and reattach and the
scrolling works again.
Fedora Core 3 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for security
updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please reopen and
reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a security issue and
hasn't been resolved in the current FC5 updates or in the FC6 test
release, reopen and change the version to match.
Closing per lack of response to previous request for information.
This bug was originally filed against a much earlier version of Fedora
Core, and significant changes have taken place since the last version
for which this bug is confirmed.
Note that FC3 and FC4 are supported by Fedora Legacy for security
fixes only. Please install a still supported version and retest. If
it still occurs on FC5 or FC6, please reopen and assign to the correct
version. Otherwise, if this a security issue, please change the
product to Fedora Legacy. Thanks, and we are sorry that we did not
get to this bug earlier.