Bug#718399: gnome-terminal: auto-scrolling hangs sometimes

Matthieu Imbert matthieu.imbert at ens-lyon.fr
Fri Aug 30 07:36:26 UTC 2013

I add some information:

I can also have another slightly similar behavior, which I think is 
related to the same bug: sometimes a gnome-terminal tab just hangs.

It occurs in the same situation: *lots* of console output on the gnome 
terminal tab, and switching from and to the gnome terminal window, with 
either alt-tab or by switching desktop. Note that currently it happened 
to me while following very verbose log outputs either directly in a 
screen session, or following a log growing with less (and using F from 
within less to follow the file in "real-time")

When the gnome-terminal tab hangs, I can still switch between tabs, 
other tabs behave well, but I can't take back control of the faulty tab.
The difference with my previous description of the issue is that event 
scrolling up or down  with ctrl-shift-end or ctrl-shift-home doesn't 
work. The only solution is to close the tab.

Note also that I used to look at verbose logs in the same manner before 
the upgrade to version 3.8.3-1, and I never had this issue.

Matthieu Imbert <matthieu.imbert at ens-lyon.fr>
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