[CentOS] Freezing gnome terminals...

Mon Aug 30 12:47:34 UTC 2010
John Doe <jdmls at yahoo.com>

From: Kahlil Hodgson <kahlil.hodgson at dealmax.com.au>

> On 08/28/2010 01:40 AM, didi wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 27,  2010 at 4:38 PM, John Doe <jdmls at yahoo.com> wrote:
> >> just wondering if you also experience gnome  terminals freezing after a 
> >> It mainly happens over the  week-end.
> >> I would leave a terminal open (with an ssh session to a  remote site), come 
> >> on monday and type a few commands and it  jwould just freeze.
> >> But it also happen from time to time randomly  during the day (but still 
> >> days old terminals).
> >>  Happens to my collegues too.
> >> The Gnome terminal Reset option would  not do anything.
> >> any idea what could be the problem?
> > Maybe have a look at the strace. But if you have an ssh session  open
> > chances are, that timed out.
> In which case the escape  sequence '~.' should close the connection and
> give you could terminal  back.

And it is not a simple timeout; it is a total terminal freeze.
The thing is that, on monday, I can still use it a little bit before it 
I would do a ls or df... and it works for a while and then it freezes in the 
middle of the output...
Pressing the return key won't go to the next line, etc...
But the Gnome terminal menus still work fine.