Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 232835
Forgotten redraw after a workspace switch
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:59 EST
Description of problem:
Gnome-terminal sometimes does not redraw its screen after switching workspace.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
(Fully updated RawHide, it started after the updates about approx. week ago.)
Sometimes not easy, sometimes 50% of workspace switches.
At least once per minute during switching.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set `Switch to workspace on the left/right/above/below' to some keys.
2. Create 12x2 (24) workspaces.
3. Open 20 fullscreen gnome-terminals on them, each one on its workspace.
4. Display some texts on them.
5. Start switching them by the keys, all around.
Sometimes the screen remains empty or with some remains of the previous one.
Waiting does not help. If it is not updated immediately it stays such way.
In such case SHIFT-PGUP+SHIFT-PGDOWN fixes the display (IIRC in 100% of cases).
Screen gets properly updated after each switch.
There is some race.
With more swapping/loaded system the bug reproduces more often.
Sometimes it is very disturbing that I tend to smash down the PC as it is not
easy to get the terminal drawn after multiple redraw retries.
The Bug may be in VTE or whatever else, not sure it is gnome-terminal's bug.
This sounds like this vte bug.
Yanko, thanks, it looks so, reassigning. I just submitted it for the most user
visible component myself.
Prebuilt unofficial packages with the patch from Comment 1 applied - it fixes
the problem for me:
Fixed in 0.16.0-2.fc7