On Thu, 2008-05-29 at 14:23 -0400, Alfred von Campe wrote: > Ever since I upgraded all my systems to CentOS 5.1 I have been > getting reports from users about "all their windows disappearing". A > little digging revealed that they meant all gnome-terminal windows. > Since there is only one gnome-terminal process by default for all > your open terminal windows and tabs, a crash of that process means > losing all your terminal windows. These crashes often (but not > always) occur over night when the system is otherwise idle. > > A quick Google search found a problem on Ubuntu related to VTE (the > terminal emulator widget used by gnome-terminal) but not much else of > interest. Has anyone on this list experienced this? I find it hard > to believe I'm the only one. I never saw this issue while running > CentOS 4.X on these systems... > > Alfred > I've seen extreme slow gnome terminals in the past on Cent 5, I even downgraded the package for the terminal to make it work better. Never had it close randomly. I have however had applications randomly close other then the terminal. Gregg.