Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 42662
Console programs don't understand window size when geometry resource used
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:27 EDT
Description of Problem:
When I start console programs such as jed and pine inside an rxvt when I have
rxvt.geometry: 80x52 in my .Xresources, I get display glitches.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set rxvt.geometry: 80x52 in X environment
2. Start rxvt -e jed
3. The screen display is probably already corrupted (line asking to enter filename).
If I start rxvt with an explicit -geometry, I don't get this problem. If I resize the
window once started, things also work.
Works for me.... no problem..
$ rpm -q rxvt
$ rpm -q jed
I have rxvt-2.7.5-15, and according to up2date I'm up to date. This could be the
difference between us, perhaps?
no, tried it also with -15. How does the screen look like???
I have no problems... Which Windowmanager do you use?
The sort of thing that goes wrong is that text appears on the wrong line, e.g.
the penultimate line in jed (the status info) appears in the bottom line (the
I'm using kwin, under KDE.
I also use kwin... I cannot reproduce your problem .. strange ..
Maybe you have strange .Xresources. you may attach the output of:
$ xrdb -query -all
Created attachment 19861 [details]
I've attached my xrdb -query -all output, as you requested. HTH
maybe your ncurses is screwed.
$ rpm -qf /usr/share/terminfo/r/rxvt
I have ncurses 5.2-8. My system is completely up-to-date according to up2date,
with the exception of cpp, since I've reverted to the egcs package from 6.2, to
avoid gcc-2.96 bugs.
I've since noticed that I sometimes get this problem even when rxvt is started
with -geometry 80x52.
I've discovered the problem: my screen was too small for 80x52; the maximum allowable
is 80x50. But this still suggests there's a bug somewhere: perhaps kwin is not sending
SIGWINCH to rxvt when it changes the size of the window on startup?
$ rpm -q rxvt kdebase