[CentOS] Frequent Gnome Terminal crashes in CentOS 5.1

Thu May 29 18:40:56 UTC 2008
Gregg McClintic <gregg at thegbox.com>

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.