Notes from the leading edge
Posted Nov 22, 2006 20:03 UTC (Wed) by hein.zelle
Parent article: Notes from the leading edge
> Occasionally a terminal will get into a mode where it refuses to respond
> to input until it receives a mouse click or two. And, occasionally, the
> whole thing just crashes, taking down every terminal window and every
> associated ssh session.
> Your editor's longstanding appreciation for xterm is on the rise again.
You may want to try out xfce4-terminal. It appears to be a near-literal clone of gnome-terminal (at least feature- and looks-wise). I switched to it after the gnome-terminal developers took more than several months (still going strong) to decide what to do about the fact that nobody seems to like close buttons on every tab (oops! closed that 3-day model run. let's start over).
I'm not sure if it will be more stable for you, but for me it's meant less gnome-services started just for a terminal, more stable behaviour and less memory use overall (not verified in a proper way, though). I can't stand living without proper truetype/antialias font support and tabs in a terminal anymore, so I refuse to go back to xterm, even though I stuck with it a long time.
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