Originally posted by gernt
I'm a little confused. I gather you aren't talking about the monitor but other boxes running an x-terminal emulator like MI/X? Or are you saying this happens when you open a terminal screen on the monitor?
I'm not familiar with MI/X, but let me clarify the problem.
When I type a long command line at the command prompt within an xterm, it should wrap to the next line, like this:
[my prompt]$ ls -l file1 file2 file3 file4 file5 file6 file7 fi
Instead, what happens is this:
le8 file9]$ ls -l file1 file2 file3 file4 file5 file6 file7 fi
See? Instead of wrapping to the next line, the part of the command that exceeds the length of the line starts from the begining of the CURRENT line, overwriting the prompt and what I've typed.
It only happens in xterminals of various types, logged into my local computer (from programs like xterm, rxvt, konsole, gnome-terminal, etc.) . It does not happen on the console before I start xwindows.
Please let me know how to fix this problem if you know. Thank you.