something strange about xfce4 terminal(0.4.4)

Brian J. Tarricone brian at
Thu Apr 29 10:55:45 CEST 2010

On 04/28/2010 04:15 AM, Nick Schermer wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 1:02 PM, Brian J. Tarricone <brian at> wrote:
>> On 04/28/2010 02:30 AM, mr my wrote:
>>> my system is gentoo linux
>> [...]
>>>     the cursor is "black", always black,
>> I just noticed this starting to happen to me yesterday, after a bunch of
>> system updates (using gentoo here, also).  I suspect it might have
>> something to do with upgrading to vte 0.24.0; unfortunately I can't
>> downgrade because vte 0.22.5 specifies GTK_DISABLE_DEPRECATED, and I'm
>> using gtk 2.20.0, which has things like GTK_WIDGET_REALIZED()
>> deprecated.  (I suppose I could hack vte's build system to get it to
>> work, but... busy.)
>> Interestingly, if I type something and then move the (invisible) cursor
>> back over letters I've typed, the letters change color slightly (though
>> there still isn't an actual cursor).  So *something* is happening with
>> the cursor, at least.
> Works fine here running 0.24.1, but haven't noticed the problem with
> 0.24.0 either.

Strange... maybe it's cairo, or something odd with my video driver
(using nouveau here, so you never know...).


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