can't define a default geometry in the preferences

Bug #641616 reported by YoBoY on 2010-09-17
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gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

The option to define the geometry of the terminal (default size) had desapeared from the general options of the profile preferences.

The gnome-terminal don't use anymore the default_size_XXXX in gconf also.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: gnome-terminal 2.30.2-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-25.43-generic 2.6.32.21+drm33.7
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-25-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Sep 17 22:32:09 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release amd64 (20100429)
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 LANG=fr_FR.utf8
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal

YoBoY (yoboy-leguesh) wrote :

Confirmed in my Lucid Lynx (amd64)

Shock (mmiron) on 2010-09-20
Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Juraj Seffer (juraj.seffer) wrote :

Same here. The size option from preferences is gone. Had to modify the config [1] manually.

[1] /usr/share/vte/termcap/xterm

If you do not want to change your termcap file, you can also change your main menu entry or launcher to

   gnome-terminal --geometry=132x43

or whatever you like.

As https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=155147#c54 says:
"This feature was removed from 2.30.x; it's only available on git master."

It was removed with this commit:
http://git.gnome.org/browse/gnome-terminal/commit/?h=gnome-2-30&id=500c2dfced7e161a02eca5d7a26f4690b3443bec

There was a problem the default size setting (see LP Bug #510483), and so upstream removed this feature from the 2.30 release, but put it back for 2.32:
https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=607875

Can't the patch from 2.32 be backported to the lucid's version?

I second that. Lucid is still being supported, isn't it?

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