Ticket #338 (closed usability: invalid)
Snow Leopard X11 (2.3.4) doesn't pass geometry information for non-standard windows
|Reported by:||sarahbmost@…||Owned by:||jeremyhu@…|
I just upgraded to Snow Leopard (late to the party, I know). The new X11 included a pretty annoying bug: it doesn't pass the correct geometry information to new ssh sessions.
For example, I use the following command every day to open a window into my linux box:
xterm -sb -leftbar -bg lightgoldenrod -fg black -geometry 120x50+40+40 -e ssh -2 -Y hostname-redacted.com &
Under Leopard, this correctly generated a 120x50 session. Under Snow Leopard, however, the geometry information never makes it to the remote machine, which thinks it's an 80x25 session instead of a 120x50 session.
There is also weirdness with reattaching 'screen' sessions -- they always default to 80x25.
I have found discussion of this problem in a few places:
But no solutions have been posted. I searched x11-users and the bug reports here but found nothing.
Given how much I use X11, I may have to downgrade back to Leopard, which would be a terrible sadness.
Thanks for any help you can provide.