Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 601017
roxterm flashes when switching workspaces
Last modified: 2011-06-27 13:41:30 EDT
Description of problem:
When switching GNOME workspaces, roxterm backgrounds flash -- a wide black
band appears briefly in the roxterm window, reminiscent of bad CRT sync.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gnome-common-2.28.0-1.fc12.noarch # sic; that's currently the latest version for F13
(These and all other packages are as of Jun 3 16:19:31 UTZ 2010
F13 updates repodata (that date is per <revision> in repomd.xml).)
Hardware is Acer TravelMate 4222WLMi, with
15.4" WXGA (1280 x 800) TFT LCD (uses "intel" X driver).
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure two or more GNOME workspaces.
2. Start a roxterm in each (with white backgrounds).
3. Switch between workspaces (any method of switching).
Observe flashes -- a wide black band appears briefly in the roxterm window,
reminiscent of bad CRT sync. Size and vertical position of band is variable.
No flashes, no annoyance.
The effect is most noticeable when the two roxterms are at the same position.
The effect can be seen with just one roxterm (the other workspace being empty),
but is not as noticeable.
Does not happen with gnome-terminal or xterm .
Does not happen in F12 (with updates versions as of Thu Jun 3 15:04:44 UTZ 2010).
*Does* happen in F13 with these older versions:
roxterm-1.18.1-1.fc13.i686.rpm # F13 Release
roxterm-1.15.2-1.fc12.i686 # F12 Release
I can't reproduce it on my F-13 system also with intel video (i965). I would suspect more the video driver or the window manager than roxterm. Do you have "deskop effects" enabled?
I guess this is a problem in VTE because the same has been reported for the Xfce Terminal and gnome-terminal on Ubuntu, see
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