Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75740
gnome-terminal eventually will not accept keyboard input
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:04 EDT
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Description of problem:
After some time gnome-terminal will not accept keybard input. Mouse input will
work. I can bring the menu up and spawn a new terminal (or a new tab). I can
move the scroll bar. I can even paste commands into the terminal. It seems
that terminal will not gain focus for some reason.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start sveral gnome-terminals in different workspaces.
2.Use the terminals and other applications.
3.Check your terminals for keyboard input.
Sorry, I am unable to have a better steps to reproduce. I just get about 4-6
terminals unusable during a work day.
I will often have serveral terminals open concurrently. I have found several
times when I do "tail -f /var/log/messages" that ^C will not close the "tail"
process. I suspect that this is related or the same bug.
I think this has to do with vte, the experimental terminal widget the are using
on the gnome-terminal. I compiled the gnome-terminal with zvt, which is the one
originaly used by gnome and I've had no more problems like that, just that the
fonts look discunting. By the way with zvt I cann use the X fonts (all of them!).
One thing zvt doesn't solved is the poor performance. (#time ls -la /usr/lib --
+ 2sec !! vs. + 0.5 sec on the xterm :( )
I know this should go to another bug Id but it's related so ..
I also have the same problem on the xterm. After cutting and pasting (mid mouse)
and going back with the cursor a few times and maybe going back in the history
(bash) it (xterm) starts to append text ramdomgly until it dies.
Maybe this has more to do with X than with the terminal.
By the way with zvt doesn't work either :( Sorry about that.
What text is it appending? Is it stuffing "bbbb" endlessly?
Do you use ALT-X hotkeys to switch virtual desktops?
I'm wondering if this this is related to bug 74760 or bug 74759.
I haven't seen this and haven't seen other reports.
If you are still seeing it with multiple apps, perhaps reassign this bug
to XFree86 and include complete information on your hardware.