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$TERM = 'xterm'

using ubuntu 11.10.

When I type commands into my terminal, sometimes my input cursor just hangs and no output is visible on my terminal screen. I hit Enter a couple of times, and all of the output gets shown simultaneously to the terminal. I'm using zsh with .oh-my-zsh right now, but I had this same problem when I was using bash, with no real customization done. The thing is, I'm not even sure where to even begin to try to look to fix this problem.

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I have the same issue. Also see this question here… But I have not found any solution yet. – therealmarv Mar 18 '12 at 20:07
If this is a bug you should report it as one at the appropriate place. – N.N. Apr 11 '12 at 12:08
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You've probably a NVidia card with newest graphic drivers.

Here is a workaround to solve this problem/bug:

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THanks! the fix seems to have worked:) – bejar37 Mar 30 '12 at 1:29

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