Why characters typed in the second tab of a gnome terminal are not being displayed ?

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  • In gnome-terminal if a specific user is working with only one tab, it is working fine but as he opens one more tab and starts typing in it, the typed characters are not visible there. Once focus is shifted to first tab and then back to the second tab, typed characters are visible. The issue is seen with particular user only.
  • Second tab of the gnome-terminal is blank. No characters are getting displayed.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8
  • gnome-terminal

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