gnome-terminal window changes size to one-line in KDE

Bug #880734 reported by Birgit Nietsch on 2011-10-24
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-terminal (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I'm using kde, but I prefer the gnome-terminal, because I'm using some features which the konsole does not offer. Under kde, the gnome-terminal behaves a bit strange.

When starting the gnome-terminal under kwin, the window sizes down to one single line hight.

When activating or deactivating the menu (F12), the window sizes down to minimum width and height.

When I resize the window, the cursor freezes and the window contents stop updating, e.g. text does not appear when I'm typing. After dragging the window by grabbing the title bar with the mouse, the cursor will blink again and the contents will be updated.

I tried to force gnome-terminal windows to open in a certain size via kcmshell4, but this had no helpful effect. The gnome-terminal first opened in the desired size, but then rapidly changed size to a single line again.

There are also some redraw problems, when parts of a gnome-terminal have been hidden and are brought into foreground again, but these problems appear randomly: the hidden parts are being redrawn when I move the windows.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: gnome-terminal 3.0.1-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-12.20-generic-pae 3.0.4
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-12-generic-pae i686
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu3
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Oct 24 10:34:07 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/bin/gnome-terminal
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: gnome-terminal
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to oneiric on 2011-10-14 (9 days ago)

Birgit Nietsch (birgit-n) wrote :
Aron Griffis (agriffis) wrote :

This is probably the same as

You can work around this problem in KDE by going to System Settings -> Window Behavior -> Window Rules. Add a new rule called "Gnome-terminal workaround" which sets "Obey geometry restrictions" to "Force No". See the screenshots here:

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-terminal (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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