Problem with Terminal

Ambrose Li at
Fri Feb 23 14:22:09 CET 2007


On 23/02/07, Andreas Korzinowski
<andreas.korzinowski at> wrote:
> i starting Terminal with terminal --geometry=800x600 from another
> commandline.
> The window of the new terminal appears in fullscreen (on 1280 x 1024),
> then the
> Computer began to swap out memory in the swap-partion. The computer went
> slow
> and nothing is going on. After 2 or 3 minutes nothing goes, no refresh
> of the screen,
> but the harddisk is raddling.
> With a little endurance i can kill the Terminalwindow.

This is not strange at all...

For terminal applications, 800x600 usually means 800 columns by 600 rows,
not 800 x 600 pixels. Your normal windows are either 80x24 or 80x25, so
800x600 is a *huge* window and will use up lots of memory.


Don't trust everything you read in Wikipedia.

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