konsole cutting off half the screen with any program that uses ncurses
tkedwards at fastmail.com.au
Fri Jul 1 12:45:44 BST 2011
On Fri, 01 Jul 2011 11:21 +0000, "Duncan" <1i5t5.duncan at cox.net> wrote:
> Tim Edwards posted on Fri, 01 Jul 2011 11:11:27 +0200 as excerpted:
> > I'm having a problem where konsole will not use the bottom half of the
> > terminal window when any program with an ncurses UI is being run within
> > it.
> > This is best explained with a screenshot:
> > http://paste.opensuse.org/images/55180558.png
> > The applications I've tried so far which show the problem are vim, less,
> > ncftp, GNU screen and links.
> > The distro is Opensuse 11.4 with KDE 4.6.0 and all updates applied from
> > the opensuse update repo. The machine is a Virtualbox VM.
> > Can anyone here help with this?
> That is almost certainly KDE bug #176902. Multiple tabs, check. 24
> lines instead of 40, check.
> At least Gentoo (what I run) recently patched it, the reason the bug is
> fresh in my mind as I saw it in a gentoo konsole package changelog entry
> dated June 19th.
> There's a couple workarounds available while you're waiting for the patch
> to hit your distro:
> One is to arrange for the konsole size to be something other than the
> default 80x40 when it starts. You can do this by either checking that
> the save window size and position checkbox found on the general tab of
> the profile settings is checked, and resizing to something than the
> default 80x40 chars size, then quitting, or by using kwin's window rules
> (what I had done, the reason I never noticed the bug here).
Thanks, done that now and I think it's a good workaround until the
bugfix gets out.
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