I have recently installed Ubuntu Breezy. It's pretty awesome.
However, I have a problem. All the terminals on pretty much all modern Linux
systems (Ubuntu, Debian, FC3/4, etc) are either broken or impossible to
configure. I assumed that these issues would be fixed in the new distro, but
they seem to be getting worse - I guess terminals are falling out of
xterm displays "ÿ" when I hit M-backspace, which should be "delete previous
word". This is a keystroke I use a lot. It also corrupts the terminal by
improperly interpreting a multibyte sequence as a single character for
forward movement rather than backward movement.
gnome-terminal - crashes all the god damn time, for no reason I can
discern. screws up Epic pretty regularly.
xterminal - this one is my favorite. It screws up my backspace key when
I run screen locally. Emacs thinks I'm typing C-@, zsh and bash don't
delete a character.
rxvt - least buggy of the bunch, and it looks like what I'll be using, but
... Xt-style scrollbars? no antialiased fonts? no interactive font
selection? customization through X resources? Seriously.
Hey, maybe they could
figure out a way to make me care about how many stop bits I'm using, that'd
be so retro!