Bug 85874 - gnome-terminal scrolling slow
Summary: gnome-terminal scrolling slow
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: gnome-terminal
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-03-10 02:16 UTC by Oliver Aaltonen
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-03-10 16:33:21 UTC

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Description Oliver Aaltonen 2003-03-10 02:16:07 UTC
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Description of problem:
When running gnome-terminal with Phoebe, scrolling is much slower than when
using gnome-terminal under 8.0.

When I run:
ls /*
the output appears scrolls extremely slowly down the screen, takes a long time
to finish completely. When I run this on a RH8 system, it is much faster. Also,
if I run xterm with the same command, the ls command finishes in a second or
two, much faster than gnome-terminal.

The same bug appears when running anything that causes text to scroll down the
terminal, such as a cat command, etc.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open gnome-terminal (I've used command line as well as "New Terminal..."
2. Execute the command: ls /*
3. Watch the information slowly scroll down the terminal.

Actual Results:  Everything was listed correctly, just very slowly.

Expected Results:  Everything should have been listed in a couple seconds.

Additional info:

No error message.

System is a RH8 laptop upgraded to Phoebe

Comment 1 Warren Togami 2003-03-10 07:51:17 UTC
CPU usage seems to be VERY high for the X process while gnome-terminal is
scrolling.  Xft?

Comment 2 Havoc Pennington 2003-03-10 16:33:21 UTC
This was fixed, g-t can now do the ls faster than xterm.
Not sure if it's in rawhide. The package to upgrade would be vte 
not g-t. (And the package to assign this bug to if you ever reopened 
it would also be vte.)

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