I haven't got the magic combination yet to reproduce but it happens fairly often that gnome terminal tabs crash/freeze while editing files in vim. I need to shut down the tab/session.

Not sure yet on the key press but if anyone has ideas on how to debug that would be useful.

This has happened on ubuntu 18.04 and now on 19.10 after upgrading still.

  • Is it possibly Ctrl+S? If so, do you get it to unfreeze with Ctrl+Q?
    – filbranden
    Apr 1, 2020 at 1:15
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    Just hit it again and Ctrl+S (maybe) but definitely Ctrl+Q seemed to get me out of the freeze.
    – mathtick
    Apr 13, 2020 at 12:39
  • i'm on chromebook terminal which is a flavor of gnome-terminal. and i noticed the same thing. to reproduce the issue i have found that i: open the terminal, maximize, cd /to/a/project, vim project_file, in vim search with / for estimat and it happens. my gnome-terminal kicks out. my typing goes back to another GUI and i see "tim". so i know that in vim the keystroke is /es. Feb 21, 2021 at 21:56
  • this time i resized the window from the default terminal width and height and it crashed out. so it's not anything to do with maximize. something else. Feb 21, 2021 at 22:02
  • i installed mate-terminal and now i don't get the issue. so... there's that. Feb 21, 2021 at 22:06


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