[xmonad] terminal that can handle being resized?

Matt Brown deadguysfrom at gmail.com
Thu Sep 18 13:18:25 EDT 2008

sorry all;  gmail's reply is not including the list for some reason.

On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 10:16 AM, Matt Brown <deadguysfrom at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've just discovered that rxvt-unicode handles resizing perfectly
> under gnome's default WM (in hardy), but not in xmonad.  strange,
> because gnome-terminal resizes the same in both.
> On Thu, Sep 18, 2008 at 12:57 AM, Andreas Niederl <rico32 at gmx.net> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Matt Brown wrote:
>>> I'm using one of the standard layouts, where one window is bigger than
>>> all the others, which is great, except my terminal emulator (xterm,
>>> tried rxvt too) doesn't handle being resized very well.  It starts
>>> wrapping at the new width (also great).  My problem is that when a
>>> window starts out big, then gets shrunk and restored to its original
>>> size, all the old lines are truncated at the small width.  the rest of
>>> the window is blank.  is there a terminal that can handle being
>>> resized better, or a config option for either of these?  or is there a
>>> way I can get xmonad to ask the window to redraw itself?
>> I'm also having this problem and after some stracing I'm pretty sure
>> that I'm experiencing a race condition in the Linux kernel between the
>> terminal size ioctls.
>> According to a Debian bugreport [1] mentioned on the rxvt-unicode list
>> [2] this was introduced in 2.6.26rc1 and resolved in 2.6.27rc1.
>> Regards,
>> Andi
>> [1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=483564
>> [2] http://lists.schmorp.de/pipermail/rxvt-unicode/2008q3/000688.html

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