[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#533798: xfce4-terminal: Problem running a remote program trough ssh

Torquil Macdonald Sørensen torquil at gmail.com
Sat Jun 20 13:46:00 UTC 2009

Package: xfce4-terminal
Version: 0.2.12-3
Severity: normal


I have the following problem on my laptop: I have a XFCE terminal and use
it to log on to a remote machine using SSH. Then I start a program on the
remote computer that prints lots of short lines of ordinary text to the
screen (tens of thousands of lines or more very fast). This I do on one of
my four XFCE desktop areas. Then I work on another XFCE desktop for a while.
Sometimes when I switch back to the desktop with the terminal on it, I see
that the remote program in the terminal seems to be taking a break (not
printing any output).

I log on to the remote machine using a second terminal, and see that the
program is actually not using any CPU at this moment (otherwise it uses
100%). So it seems to be waiting for something, maybe to be able to print
some more to screen.

But then the program continues to run only if I resize the XFCE terminal. So
it seems like there is something with the XFCE-terminal that temporarily halts
the running remote program, by not allowing it to print to screen?

Best regards
Torquil Sørensen

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (700, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.30-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages xfce4-terminal depends on:
ii  exo-utils                     0.3.101-2  Utility files for libexo
ii  libatk1.0-0                   1.26.0-1   The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                         2.9-16     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libdbus-1-3                   1.2.14-3   simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2              0.80-4     simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libexo-0.3-0                  0.3.101-2  Library with extensions for Xfce
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.20.3-1   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0                   2.16.2-1   The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libstartup-notification0      0.10-1     library for program launch feedbac
ii  libvte9                       1:0.20.5-1 Terminal emulator widget for GTK+ 
ii  libx11-6                      2:1.2.1-1  X11 client-side library
ii  libxfce4util4                 4.6.1-1    Utility functions library for Xfce

Versions of packages xfce4-terminal recommends:
ii  dbus-x11                      1.2.14-3   simple interprocess messaging syst

xfce4-terminal suggests no packages.

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