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Re: Scrolling behavior

From: Yang Zhang
Subject: Re: Scrolling behavior
Date: Wed, 16 Nov 2011 14:17:22 -0800

$TERM was the answer. I had to change it from xterm to xterm-256color.

On Wed, Nov 16, 2011 at 12:57 PM, Yang Zhang <address@hidden> wrote:
> I'm seeing something weird in GNU screen.  When I use screen on my own
> Ubuntu 10.04 box, as I enter a bunch of lines in the shell, I can see
> my gnome-terminal window gathering my scrollback, and I can then
> scroll back up in gnome-terminal with e.g. mouse wheel, shift-pgup,
> etc.
> But on my friend's machine with the same Ubuntu 10.04 installed,
> screen for some reason doesn't do this.  It never "leaves behind" more
> than the current screen in gnome-terminal, so the scrollbar never
> changes size, and trying to scroll with the mouse wheel just gets
> interpreted as the Up key, causing the shell to go to the previous
> line.
> We pored over our .screenrc and .inputrc (which barely have any
> config), but couldn't find what was causing this.  It doesn't seem to
> matter anyway since if I create an entirely new user on my own box,
> and an entirely new user on his box, both of which have no custom
> .inputrc/.screenrc, we still see this discrepancy.  It's all version
> 4.00.03jw4 (FAU) 2-May-06.  Any help?  Thanks in advance.
> --
> Yang Zhang

Yang Zhang

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