Bug 75740 - gnome-terminal eventually will not accept keyboard input
Summary: gnome-terminal eventually will not accept keyboard input
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-terminal (Show other bugs)
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Havoc Pennington
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Reported: 2002-10-11 18:59 UTC by Victor Martinez
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-01-08 05:53:52 UTC
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Description Victor Martinez 2002-10-11 18:59:14 UTC
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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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How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Brad Smith 2002-10-15 03:28:01 UTC
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.

Comment 2 c.requena 2002-10-16 12:17:43 UTC
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 :(  )

Comment 3 c.requena 2002-10-17 20:45:40 UTC
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.

Comment 4 Nathaniel Case 2002-10-21 01:17:21 UTC
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.

Comment 5 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-08 05:53:52 UTC
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.

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