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Old 03-19-2006, 12:48 PM   #1
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Strange behaviour in resized rxvt window


I have noticed a very strange, and aggravating, behaviour in my rxvt windows whenever they are resized. If I open a standard terminal, at 80x24, run a few commands, maximize the window and run more commands it will clip everything at the size of the original window. It also moves back to the beginning of the current line, overwriting it rather than beginning a new one below. And if I goof and have to backspace it deletes the entire line and moves up one to overwrite the one above. It is extremely difficult to work with, and I consistently have to kill the window and open another to begin again.

This definitely happens in rxvt and mrxvt, though I am not terribly sure of Xterm as I don't use it. It also does not always occur, though it does seem a pretty regular thing. Any ideas on what may be causing it and how I may be able to get rid of it?

Many thanks in advance,

Patrick
 
Old 03-20-2006, 11:30 PM   #2
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I don't have this situation. Which WM(s) are you using? Which switches are you using to invoke rxvt with?
 
Old 03-21-2006, 12:45 AM   #3
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I am using OpenBox right now, but have seen this with Fluxbox as well, and I am invoking with only the command mrxvt or rxvt. I had thought that perhaps there was a geometry setting in my .Xresources, but there's nothing there. Only a larger font and foreground and background colors. I can't really think of anything which may be affecting it.
 
Old 03-21-2006, 12:54 AM   #4
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I run xfce, fluxbox, blackbox and I don't remember seeing it happen. Sorry man.

Maybe try without any options and see if it still does it. It's probably scaling for the fonts.
 
Old 03-21-2006, 01:23 AM   #5
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I see it all the time. It happens on any distribution and it is repetive. It is probably a memory leak problem. Another possibility is each window/display manager talks to the X11 system in a different way, so the virtual terminal has problems translating.

I use XFce4.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 12:23 PM   #6
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Well, at least I am not the only one. But, I sure wish I had some clue as to what exactly is doing it, as it is extremely annoying. I just had to kill a window and reopen in order to escape it. Big pain.
 
  


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