Dark Terminal Magic

Jason Hall jayce at lug-nut.com
Wed Feb 13 09:27:43 MST 2008

On Feb 13, 2008 8:55 AM, Michael L Torrie <torriem at chem.byu.edu> wrote:

> Hans Fugal wrote:
> > Jonathan Duncan wrote:
> >> On 12 Feb 2008, at 09:10, Hans Fugal wrote:
> >>
> > Before leopard I used iTerm (I'm addicted to tabs). It worked well most
> > of the time but I was experiencing a very frustrating bug from time to
> > time. At random times (always the most inconvenient moments) input to
> > ncurses programs (mutt, vim, screen - there goes productivity) was
> > completely screwed up. Backspace, =, ;, and other apparently unrelated
> > keys would become other characters. This would continue for usually at
> > least 10 minutes, sometimes much longer, and against all logic it had
> > nothing to do with restarting iTerm, or even restarting or sleeping the
> > computer. My only recourse was to bring up Terminal.app (which worked
> > fine) or not use a terminal for a time and come back later and hope it
> > would work.

> Well I think you must be nuts too, since I've used iTerm continuously
> for several years now and never have seen that. :)  On the other hand,
> iTerm is very slow, especially after using it for a couple of hours
> generating scroll-back history.

Hans, I feel your pain, I commonly had the same bug.  Never got it to come
back though.


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