Bug#418699: gnome-terminal: caret drawn strangely

Sven Arvidsson sa at whiz.se
Wed Apr 11 17:39:55 UTC 2007

reassign 418699 libvte9 1:0.16.0-2

On Tue, 2007-04-10 at 21:17 +0200, Johannes Berg wrote:
> When I have the editor "joe" open my caret is supposed to look like a block:
> =====
> =====
> =====
> =====
> =====
> Now, when I press page up/down in exactly the right moment when the blinking
> caret is just about to reappear, it's drawn incomplete for the first
> blinking, after going away and coming back it's fine. Sometimes, it'll be
> drawn like this:
> =====         =====      =====
> =====    or       =  or  =       or various other strange shapes.
>                   =      =
>                 ===      =====
> _____           ===      =====
> This is just somewhat irritating and may point to a deeper bug with locking
> drawing onto the surface, but who knows. It doesn't seem to happen when just
> moving up/down so this seems to indicate that it may be due to the redraw
> delay.
> This is the first time I've seen this bug, so I guess it's new in 2.18. But
> maybe the timing only got different so that it's easier to trigger.


This is almost certainly a problem with vte, so I'm reassigning the bug

I have found an upstream bug, describing problems with cursor drawing,
it doesn't apply exactly to what you describe, but can be related.

It would be great if you could provide screenshots, or even a short
recording of the problem. It should be easy to do with "byzanz" or

Sven Arvidsson
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