Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 230936
after a while terminal isn't updated
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:58 EST
Description of problem:
If you leave gnome-terminal for a while it will stop updating, so you can type
away and nothing will be shown in your terminal, restarting gnome-terminal
restores working order for a while. This may be related to the vte-0.15.6-1.fc7
update as the error appeared around the same time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start gnome-terminal, do something say yum update
3. go back to your terminal
Typing resultings in no visual feedback
Perfect working order
I also tested with Terminal, from Fedora Extras -- a different program also
using vte. That exhibits the same behavior. So I think this should probably be
moved to vte.
And here's the upstream bug:
Sorry for the triple comment -- in that bug, the trigger is switching desktops.
And indeed, that certainly sets it off for me. I can't promise that's the only
case I'm seeing it, though. David, what about you?
doesn't seem to do the trick here but repeatedly minimizing gnome-terminal tends
to make gnome-terminal crash without getting catched by bug-buddy (though I
think that's another bug I seem to recall someone on f-d-l reporting issues like
that a few days ago).
switching desktops triggers it for me too.
Is this with compiz enabled? Does it still happen with latest vte in rawhide?
Please move the discussion upstream so we can get this fixed.
*** Bug 231515 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This only appear to happen with Compiz enabled yes, the version of vte installed
Hmmm. Not sure why bugzilla threw away my reference to the upstream bug in
comment #2. Let me try again: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=414716
I'm using metacity -- compiz isn't enabled. At least, I'm pretty sure -- I'll
have to check at work tomorrow. (I can't remember how to just ask gconf to tell
me in an ssh window. Grr.)
Behdad -- are you expecting a version in rawhide other than the vte-0.15.6-1.fc7
listed above and which is what I see in the tree right now? Because as far as I
know, that's where the issue *started*.
Building vte 0.16.0 for rawhide right now. The upstream bug says that it should
fix this bug.
The situation is now kind of worse after updating to vte-0.16.0-1.fc7. Before
now, if I open multiple tabs in gnome-terminal, this issue will cause commands
entered at the prompt not to be shown (usually after switching desktops), but
the screen is not cleared and commands typed could be seen by moving another
window across the terminal screen, or changing tabs. With the latest vte, if i
open multiple tabs and switch desktops, only the active tab retain its contents,
all the other tabs are totally cleared (blank). Switching tabs or moving other
windows over it doesn't change anything.
I should state i'm using metacity on x86_64.
(In reply to comment #12)
Confirmed. I build latest vte from CVS and have same problems.
I have rawhide from 16th March with vte-0.16.0-1.fc7 and problem no longer
exists. But when I build vte separately and install it problem exists. This
looks one of the "mysterious fixes"
Is any of the reporters still seeing the problem with current rawhide ?
Seems okay to me. I'm a bit concerned about comment #16, though.
The problem is gone for me too.
Thanks, closing this bug then.