Bug 57134 - Resizing window generates stdin junk on Terminal
Summary: Resizing window generates stdin junk on Terminal
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-core   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: athlon Linux
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Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact: Aaron Brown
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-12-05 16:55 UTC by Michael Heins
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-03-29 20:51:24 UTC
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Description Michael Heins 2001-12-05 16:55:43 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.78 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.9-13 i686)

Description of problem:
When I resize a window, the process listening to the
window's stdin gets garbage characters, causing random havoc.

I'm running Gnome/sawfish.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Bring up a Terminal window.
2. rsh/rlogin to a remote Linux system to get a shell.
3.Grab a corner of the window with the mouse and drag it
  around for a few seconds.  Repeat until bug shows up.

Actual Results:  Random junk (probably random binary characters) may appear
on the stdin of the remote shell.

Expected Results:  Resizing the window should never generate stdin input.

Additional info:

I don't know if the 'rsh' is necessary, but so far I have
only seen the problem under those conditions.

Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2001-12-05 17:54:42 UTC
I can't get this to happen; what are the rsh and bash versions on both 
local and remote machine, maybe?

Comment 2 Michael Heins 2002-02-27 17:07:02 UTC
Local bash version:
GNU bash, version 2.05.8(1)-release (i386-redhat-linux-gnu)

I don't know how to get the rsh version, but I haven't altered it since
upgrading to RH7.2 and installing some updates from RedHat:

[mth@zap mth]$ which rsh
[mth@zap mth]$ ls -l /usr/kerberos/bin/rsh
-rwxr-xr-x    1 root     root        23756 Aug  3  2001 /usr/kerberos/bin/rsh

Problem is independent of remote system shell and rsh because it happens on
a variety of different platforms/OS'es

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Problem is related to how windows are animated when
resized.  I had been using "opaque".  When I changed to "box", problem went
away.  I suspect that the "opaque" case is generating events that are somehow
not being handled properly, but instead are interpreted as kbd input.

Comment 3 Kjartan Maraas 2004-03-29 20:51:24 UTC
Closing this as fixed since the GNOME version is ancient and the
terminal was rewritten in the meantime. Please file upstream if it's
still a problem.

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