Comment 4 for bug 1752352

Egmont Koblinger (egmont-gmail) wrote :

byobu sets up the LS_COLORS environment variable based on /usr/share/byobu/profiles/dircolors which contains "LINK 4;5;37".

4 stands for underlined, 5 for blinking and 37 for white foreground, so the terminal emulator does what it is asked to do. I'm pretty sure this is not what byobu authors meant, so this is a bug in byobu.

The same issue is also reproducible in xterm.

The bug probably freshly appeared to you because gnome-terminal, as shipped by Ubuntu, only started supporting blinking text a couple of days ago with the 3.27.90 update. Before that, this parameter was silently ignored, so you should have seen underlined and white (but steady) text.

(You can disable blinking in gnome-terminal's preferences, but that's a terrible workaround; byobu's dircolors file should be fixed instead.)