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Bug 7644 - GNOME terminal corrupts its display
Summary: GNOME terminal corrupts its display
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: termcap
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-12-07 00:01 UTC by Damien Miller
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-05-05 17:23:08 UTC

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Description Damien Miller 1999-12-07 00:01:54 UTC
gnome-terminal frequently corrupts its display, replacing a line of text
with a bolded '~' character in the leftmost column. This appears to happen
at random.

Comment 1 Elliot Lee 2000-01-17 20:16:59 UTC
Any instructions on how to reproduce?

Please make sure you have the 6.1 errata installed, specifically for gnome-libs
and gnome-core.

Comment 2 Damien Miller 2000-01-17 21:55:59 UTC
I have installed the errata since the initial report and the problem still
happens. I am not sure how to reproduce it, it appears to happen pretty much at
random though any sort of vt100 cursor movement codes will increase the
likelihood of it happening.

Comment 3 johnchik 2000-01-27 21:06:59 UTC
I have recently upgraded to Nethack 3.3.0 and I finally managed to get it to run
in the GNOME terminal.  At random, I also see a row of ~ while I play the game
in tty mode (I really don't like the X11/tile version).  It seem to occur
particularly when you move from level to level (ie. going up and down the
stairs).  At random a row of "."'s (which represent floor) are replace with
"~"'s.  Also bits of the walls are replaced by letters.  It seems to get worse
if you repeatedly go up and down the stairs.  I have thought that this was a
Nethack problem, but the game seems to be OK if I don't use X (& GNOME).
However is you save the game and return to it later, the random "~"'s and
letters are still there.  Hopefully this is of some help.  I will look at it
again myself.


P.S.  I did install the newest version of gnome-core and gnome-lib
P.P.S. Nethack options=tty,DECgraphics etc...

Comment 4 Preston Brown 2000-02-16 15:40:59 UTC
I think this is most likely a termcap issue.

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