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Bug 235616 - Gnome - Terminal Text Input Failure
Summary: Gnome - Terminal Text Input Failure
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-desktop
Version: 7
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Behdad Esfahbod
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-08 05:43 UTC by TonyCrouch
Modified: 2008-06-17 01:17 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-06-17 01:17:34 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Gnome - Terminal Window Maximised (deleted)
2007-04-08 05:46 UTC, TonyCrouch
no flags Details
Gnome - Terminal Window Restored (deleted)
2007-04-08 05:47 UTC, TonyCrouch
no flags Details

Description TonyCrouch 2007-04-08 05:43:43 UTC
Description of problem:
When running Gnome - Terminal is maximised mode (where it takes up the entire
screen) text which is inputted cannot be seen. Also, the cursor fails it is
continuously black.

If I restore the terminal window to a small version (Alt + F5) the cursor
becomes alive. I can now also see the text I typed while the screen was in its
maximised state. The terminal cursor is now also working.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load gnome-terminal window by "Applications --> Accessories --> Terminal".
2. Maximise window.
3. Attempt to type text.
4. Notice text does not appear.
Actual results:
Text does not appear in terminal window.

Expected results:
Text should appear in terminal window.

Additional info:
I can only verify this "bug" on an i686 system. Should this apply to other
systems please alter as required.

Comment 1 TonyCrouch 2007-04-08 05:46:19 UTC
Created attachment 151927 [details]
Gnome - Terminal Window Maximised

Comment 2 TonyCrouch 2007-04-08 05:47:39 UTC
Created attachment 151928 [details]
Gnome - Terminal Window Restored

This screenshot shows the gnome-terminal window restored to its miniature form.
Notice, only on performing this the text I typed in the previous screenshot
becomes visible.

Comment 3 TonyCrouch 2007-06-05 00:57:20 UTC
On doing some further experimentation I have realised the problem is not with
the gnome-terminal at all. It seems to be related to the "Desktop-Effects" module.

Turning this option "off" will result in the problem never occuring. Turning it
back on quickly results in problems again.

I have had the "Desktop-Effects" turned off for now approximately a month with
this problem not occuring even once.

Thought this information may prove beneficial.

Comment 4 TonyCrouch 2007-06-05 01:01:15 UTC
There have been reports this problem still exists in F7. I have updated this
bug's status to include this. I will not have a chance to upgrade to F7 for a
few weeks. Can someone please provide more information regarding this bug and F7.

Comment 5 TonyCrouch 2007-06-05 01:03:13 UTC
There have been reports this problem still exists in F7. I have updated this
bug's status to include this. I will not have a chance to upgrade to F7 for a
few weeks. Can someone please provide more information regarding this bug and F7.

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 12:12:10 UTC
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Comment 7 Bug Zapper 2008-06-17 01:17:32 UTC
Fedora 7 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on June 13, 2008. 
Fedora 7 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not 
receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we 
are closing this bug. 

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