Bug 695412 - Gnome-terminal with large amounts of data doesn't scroll automatically to last line
Gnome-terminal with large amounts of data doesn't scroll automatically to las...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-terminal (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
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Reported: 2011-04-11 12:35 EDT by Pablo Iranzo Gómez
Modified: 2012-08-07 13:07 EDT (History)
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Description Pablo Iranzo Gómez 2011-04-11 12:35:11 EDT
Description of problem:

Sometimes when there's a lot of text output in terminal (for example when compiling a large program), the text stops flowing, and you need to manually (or by scroll wheel) go to the last line or press enter to get screen updating to the last line.

It seem like last line of terminal stops being the last one at the output and just 'sits there' until you press enter or scroll using scrollbar/mouse

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. produce a lot of text output on terminal session
2. after some time, it will stop moving the scroll, as if the app were locked
3. press enter or scroll using mouse/window scrollbar to get to the bottom line
Actual results:
Screen still as if it were hunged

Expected results:
gnome-terminal should show the last line of text output inside the window

Additional info:
Comment 1 Samuel Sieb 2011-11-25 03:39:19 EST
I see this often with F16.  It happens with screen sessions.  For some reason the display hasn't moved, but the scrollbar has gone up.  If I scroll down, the display is messed up, but if I press a key, the terminal immediately displays what it should.
Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2012-01-10 10:44:13 EST
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 3 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2012-01-10 10:47:05 EST
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 4 Samuel Sieb 2012-03-27 20:32:03 EDT
I have figured out how to reproduce my issue and I think it is different than this one.  I haven't actually seen the terminal stop scrolling when it is still the active tab.
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