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I am using gnome-terminal in LXDE. When I have several gnome-terminal windows open, after some time the cursor in the inactive window starts to blink as well, as if the inactive window was actually active.

This only happens with gnome-terminal. Other terminal emulators such as LXTerminal work fine.

see video of the problem here: http://youtu.be/nRBehoJ1L7Y

I am aware of this bug. But this should have been fixed in my version of xserver-xorg-core 1.12.4-6. I am using Debian Wheezy and gnome-terminal 3.4.1.1-2

I am wondering if this could be caused because I am using gnome-terminal on LXDE. Could there be some gnome component missing? I have no way of testing if the same problem exists on Gnome.

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    Is this causing you a problem? If it is there may be other solutions. Also LXDE is a desktop environment; do you mean to say that your window manager is Openbox? – Jason C Oct 24 '13 at 22:13
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    (I can at least tell you that it does not happen with gnome-terminal 3.4.1.1 running on X 1.11.4 with compiz 0.9.7.12, fwiw.) – Jason C Oct 24 '13 at 22:23
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    You can just move to Terminator – RSFalcon7 Oct 25 '13 at 10:52
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    It is a bit ugly in the beginning, but you can easily customize to look like gnome-terminal and use its great features – RSFalcon7 Oct 25 '13 at 11:01
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    terminator provides lots of color schemes (I think they are the same as gnome-terminal, not sure), if any of then did not suit your needs, you can easily create a new one in the Preferences/Profiles/Colors – RSFalcon7 Oct 25 '13 at 13:11
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You can switch to terminator.

It is an awesome full featured terminal emulator. It is a bit ugly (in my opinion) when you install, but can easily customize it and even made it look like gnome-terminal.

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Gnome-terminal developers are aware of the issue, it is reported at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=947847

Since it's hard to reproduce, it's quite hopeless to start debugging it. Any help, especially a way to reproduce it frequently would be highly appreciated. Please comment on that bug if you can offer any help.

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