Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 141541
TERM=xterm at GNOME terminal causes a strange line behaviour with irssi
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:56 EST
Description of problem:
If I want to chat using the textbased chat client irssi at a GNOME
terminal having the default setting TERM=xterm, I get missing,
double or hopping lines inside the terminal after some time. It's
really strange and very hard to describe. If I start irssi using
TERM=linux, I don't have that problem.
So I guess the problem is either ncurses (where I assigned it to)
and/or GNOME terminal related. The problem came up with Fedora Core
3 the first time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Most of the time, see below.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install irssi (a textbased chat client)
2. Start it (using the default TERM=xterm at a GNOME terminal)
3. Chat with some people ;-)
4. Find missing lines or double lines or strange hopping things after
1-5 screens of text.
[5. Try the same using TERM=linux and see the difference]
Hopping lines etc.
Normal behaviour as it was a long time ago...
This sounds like the scrolling issue mentioned in #122815
(the issue is that gnome-terminal doesn't implement the
ECMA SD/SU controls in xterm's terminfo).
Bug #139294 is a dupe of this one.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 139294 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.