All of a sudden, gnome-terminal on Fedora core 2 was acting really strange. It was slow to open, slow to type, slow to close. Found a bug doc on redhat’s site although it was an older distro.
Eh, it’s worth a shot. Searched for the rpm on rpmfind.net.
Fedora ships with
vte-0.11.10-5.1. So I upgraded vte with
[root@fedora2 root]# rpm -Uvh [URL from rpmfind.net just like usual. The upgrade completed and immediately afterwards, gnome-terminal opened quickly again. I surprised that I didn’t have to restart X or log out of Gnome etc. Whatever was broken must have not been cached or in memory.
I guess I’m used to network type services like bind where you edit _something _and restart _something _and then the _something _works again. :)