gnome-terminal resizes to 80 width when reset

Bug #369440 reported by glennric on 2009-04-29
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Gnome Virtual Terminal Emulator
Fix Released
vte (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-terminal

This is possible related to bug #330205, but that bug is reported as fixed and this is still happening. If a gnome-terminal is opened at a geometry that has width anything but 80 and is not maximized then when "reset" is entered the terminal is resized to 80 width.

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

that's a vte issue.

affects: gnome-terminal (Ubuntu) → vte (Ubuntu)
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

thanks for the report, that's known upstream you can read about it here: It's also fixed on

Changed in vte (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in vte:
status: Unknown → Fix Released
glennric (glennric) wrote :

Thanks. I will applied the patch, and recompiled. That fixed it. I will probably make it available on my ppa.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package vte - 1:0.20.5-1ubuntu1

vte (1:0.20.5-1ubuntu1) karmic; urgency=low

  * Merge from debian unstable (LP: #388046), remaining changes:
    - debian/control{.in}:
      + Build-depend on python-all-dbg.
      + Build-depend on libgtk-directfb-2.0-0 2.15.4-0ubuntu4, to
        correct a wrong dependency in libvte9-udeb.
      + Add Vcs-Bzr info.
      + Add python-vte-dbg package.
    - debian/python-vte.install:
      + Make it build against python 2.6 new FS layout
    - debian/rules:
      + Build a python-vte-dbg package.
      + Clean .a and .la files from package to keep .install file easy
        to read.
    - debian/patches/91_keep_fds.patch:
      + Keep file descriptors open on vte_fork_pty().
    - debian/patches/93_add_alt_screen_scroll_toggle.patch:
      + Handle scrolling differently when using alternate screen
        or scrolling is restricted.
  * Closes LP: #314826 and LP: #369440.

vte (1:0.20.5-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream bugfix release, undoing the unintended
    soname bump (Closes: #532552):
    + debian/,
      - Undo package rename.
    + debian/patches/90_autoreconf.patch:
      - Updated for the new version.

vte (1:0.20.4-1) unstable; urgency=low

  [ Josselin Mouette ]
  * Add libglib2.0-doc, libgtk2.0-doc and libatk1.0-doc to b-d-i to
    ensure proper xrefs.
  * 01_bashisms.patch: fix bashims in provided scripts. Closes: #530123.

  [ Sebastian Dröge ]
  * New upstream bugfix releases:
    + debian/rules:
      - Update shlibs version to >= 0.20.4 for API additions.
    + debian/,
      - Update for the new soname.
    + debian/patches/90_autoreconf.patch:
      - Regenerated for the new version.

 -- Chris Coulson <email address hidden> Tue, 16 Jun 2009 19:47:00 +0100

Changed in vte (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
helix84 (helix84) wrote :

Please backport this change to Jaunty. Is Intrepid affected, too? Hardy isn't.

Jamie (superjamie) wrote :

No, Intrepid is not affected.

Please fix Jaunty, it was working fine until a few days ago.

Changed in vte:
importance: Unknown → Medium
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