Ubuntu – Gnome-terminal doesn’t refresh


Gnome-terminal works just fine when I am running Unity, but when I run Gnome shell,
terminals don't work properly and have to be constantly refreshed.
This is particularly annoying when using "vi" to edit text files. In the old, old
days, I saw problems like this when the ".profile" file didn't have the correct
setting for TERM. But I thought that modern distributions had pretty much
solved this issue.

In anyone else seeing this behavior? Hard to believe that it's only me
with this problem.

For what it's worth, I have this issue on every one of my four Ubuntu 11.10
installations, so I know it's not a hardware issue.

Best Answer

This has been reported as a bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-180/+bug/303224

A possible fix is presented in that bug report. I can confirm that it helps in my case. The fix is to install compizconfig-settings-manager and then run ccsm. Use advanced search to change the following settings, then log out and log back in.

  • Texture filter: best
  • Lighting: checked
  • Detect refresh rate: unchecked
  • Refresh rate 200
  • Sync to vblank: unchecked
Related Question