Bug #2384

terminal programs in X not resizeable, possible libedit connection

Added by davshao over 8 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

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With the latest master, after full buildworld and buildkernel, terminal programs running in Xfce4 such as Xfce4's Terminal and xterm open, but close after being resized. This problem does not seem to occur when opening these programs from the root account. Bisecting appears to narrow the problem to the libedit update from around May 10; however, reproducing may be intermittent, with some builds not exhibiting this problem. The problem has been observed on machines with Radeon 4xxx graphics cards and on a netbook with older Intel GMA 945 graphics.

This problem is not exhibited using programs such as Firefox, emacs, and vim. The problem persisted on a machine with updated pkgsrc, an update that updated nearly all of Xorg and dependent packages. It is possible though that some underlying package still needs to be replaced.

It is possible that there is an interaction from the modified version of drm drivers being used versus that in stock master.



Updated by marino about 8 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Feedback

Is it still happening on master post July 15?


Updated by davshao about 8 years ago

I am now able to resize in Xfce Terminal. The only remaining problem is that resizing leaves a trail of $ prompts; however, that is not a problem to worry about.

FreeBSD 9 stable appears to have a new patch trying to synchronize more their version of libedit with NetBSD's.


Updated by tuxillo over 6 years ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Category set to Userland
  • Status changed from Feedback to Closed
  • Assignee set to marino
  • Target version set to 3.8.0


Our was updated too:

commit 6a1ee0e3f7bb75e2a03e2ab6b28735321a2d6b10
Author: John Marino <>
Date: Sat May 11 20:52:10 2013 +0200

libedit: Update to version 2012-12-13


Antonio Huete

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