[linux-elitists] GNOME terminal

Jim Richardson warlock@eskimo.com
Tue Jan 6 18:46:07 PST 2004

On Tue, Jan 06, 2004 at 02:47:21PM -0600, Brian McGroarty wrote:
>On Sun, Jan 04, 2004 at 11:58:29PM -0800, Jim Richardson wrote:
>> Well, been using GNOME for a day, so far, not too bad, although compared
>> to rxvt, GNOME terminal is slow, I mean, annoyingly so. Not enough to
>> say "enough" and shoot it in the head, but enough that it throws me off
>> my stride when typing a message in SLRN (via vim) and then hit :wq y
>> <gpg passphrase> in the quick cadence I am used to. 
>> That and text scrolls are slow too. 
>Are you using screen? There is something very broken about the way
>gnome-terminal interacts with screen and many ncurses applications.

No, it's just way slower than rxvt, and jerky too. 

>> Is there something I can do to speed those things up?
>I found that changing the term to claim to be a Linux console instead
>of an xterm helped in some cases. But even so, I found that I could
>hold the enter key at a shell prompt and watch my CPU load spike on a
>very beefy machine. It seems there's a bit of work to be done yet.

yeah, that's something I had noticed too. 

Jim Richardson     http://www.eskimo.com/~warlock

I am a figment of my own imagination.

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