On 2017-03-24 21:12 +0100, Sven Joachim wrote:

> On 2017-03-20 23:53 -0400, G. Branden Robinson wrote:
>> On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 08:56:58PM +0100, Sven Joachim wrote:
>>> Apparently you have an Intel GPU and use the modesetting(4) driver (the
>>> default).  You could try to disable acceleration
>>> (Option "AccelMethod" "none" in xorg.conf) or use the intel driver
>>> (cp /usr/share/doc/xserver-xorg-video-intel/xorg.conf /etc/X11), and see
>>> if that makes a difference.
>> I'm afraid that didn't help after all.  Screenshot attached.
> Have you tried the intel driver yet?  Probably won't make a difference,
> but it can't hurt.
> Setting up a fresh user account might also be useful, in case the
> problem is triggered by your local configuration, e.g. xterm's
> Xresources.
> Other than that, I'm running out of ideas. :-(

Recently I stumbled upon two other bugs[1,2] which describe similar
problems in urxvt and gitk.  The always useful ArchWiki[3] recommends to
set the following resource as a workaround:

XTerm.scaleHeight: 1.01


1. https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=650376
2. https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=685732
3. https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xterm#Adjust_line_spacing

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