Re: gnome-terminal hangs while running mutt (kernel 2.5.70)

From: Olav Vitters (
Date: Wed Jul 16 2003 - 15:03:25 EST

On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 03:11:04AM +0200, Magnus Solvang wrote:
> Using gnome-terminal with an updated Red Hat Linux 9, and
> ssh'ing to my mailserver, my gnome-terminal hangs while
> mutt is sorting my mailbox. It always hangs on the same
> sort-count, displaying:
> Reading /var/spool/mail/magnus... 194 (38%)
> on the bottom of the screen. This is not a problem with
> other kernels, or using xterm in 2.5.70, so I guess it's
> not a mutt-problem.
> Starting a gnome-terminal from xterm, logging into my
> mailserver with ssh, and starting mutt, the following
> error message loops infinitly in xterm while gnome-terminal
> hangs:
> ** (gnome-terminal:5486): WARNING **: Error reading from
> child: Bad address.

This is actually a bug in vte and was fixed in version 0.10.26. Red Hat
9.0 seems to have vte 0.10.25. For more information please go to

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