strange cursor behavior in gnome terminal

Marius Gedminas marius at
Tue Sep 19 10:07:29 UTC 2006


On Mon, Sep 18, 2006 at 10:40:08PM +0200, Marco wrote:
> I just switched to gnome. I like Konsole but I think for performance reasons
> it is better to use the gnome pendent, isn't it?

If you use the GNOME desktop then yes, I suppose that using GNOME
Terminal instead of Konsole will save you some memory.

> The cursor in gnome terminal odes not behave well. After or maybe before
> every key it jumps to the beginning of the line and then back again. This
> is irritating makes it slow. What's wrong there? How can I correct it?

I've seent his problem.  The cause was my $PS1 setting in my ~/.bashrc
file: I had some xterm escape sequences to set the window title.  I
removed the escapes from $PS1 and instead added a $PROMPT_COMMAND to
do the same thing (copy & paste from /etc/skel.bashrc), and the irritating
cursor jumping disappeared.

Marius Gedminas
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