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I have xrvt running with the screen command, but it flickers every time I press, say the right arrow key. (It flickers white). Any ideas as to why?

Ps. Gnome terminal is hard to set up with 6x13 condensed bitmap fonts...

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

This is a default screen behaviour (it flashes instead of beeping your pc-speaker).

Try this while running screen: setenv vbell off

Does the problem go away?

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C-a C-g at least works. Where do I make it permanent? Thanks! – Dervin Thunk Jun 17 '09 at 22:03
Screen's default is "visual bell", not "audible bell". That might help with any searching. – David Pashley Jun 17 '09 at 22:04
You can enter settings into ~/.screenrc, check the screen manpage for more info (man screen) – pauska Jun 17 '09 at 22:06

Edit /etc/screenrc (and also inputrc if you wish) and turn bell and vbell to be off. This works for me.

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