Bug 174889 - typing commands results in overwriting previous or the current line instead of continuing onto a new line when hitting the edge of the screen
typing commands results in overwriting previous or the current line instead o...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-terminal (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Behdad Esfahbod
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Reported: 2005-12-03 10:16 EST by James Laver
Modified: 2008-03-09 21:17 EDT (History)
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Description James Laver 2005-12-03 10:16:16 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.12) Gecko/20050922 Fedora/1.0.7-1.1.fc4 Firefox/1.0.7

Description of problem:
First of all, i've been discussing this in #fedora on freenode.net and someone has suggested it is a dnotify bug which has been fixed in the .14 kernel. however I am currently running the .14 kernel as witnessed below.

[root@positive-outlook james]# uname -r

When the cursor should wrap onto a new line as there is no space left on the current line, it does not wrap onto a new line but overwrites the current line or any of the ones preceding it.

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Steps to Reproduce:
This most commonly happens when it has been running for long periods and when i have more tabs open, so one presumes that leaving it going for extended periods and using it and having multiple tabs open will help to replicate.

Actual Results:  the cursor overwrote the beginning of the current line or any random character above it

Expected Results:  the cursor should have started writing on a new line

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I am willing to hold a VNC session if it is believed this will help someone to understand why it's happening.
Comment 1 Brad Smith 2006-01-17 09:15:16 EST
I am having the same problem with kernel 2.6.14-1.1653_FC4 and gnome-terminal
Comment 2 Christian Iseli 2007-01-22 05:42:09 EST
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.

Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?

Comment 3 petrosyan 2008-03-09 21:17:07 EDT
Fedora Core 4 is no longer maintained.

Setting status to "INSUFFICIENT_DATA". If you can reproduce this bug in the
current Fedora release, please reopen this bug and assign it to the
corresponding Fedora version.

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