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

Fedora ships with vte-0.11.10-5.1. So I upgraded vte with [root@fedora2 root]# rpm -Uvh [URL from 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. :)