Problem with cursor in Konsole (not other programs)

I am having a problem in Konsole with the cursor. As I type, a black space appears between the cursor and my text, and it widens with each keystroke. If I move the cursor back, the black moves with, covering up text. I recorded it and posted it on Giphy since it’s a little hard to describe:

Not sure if this is related to the Clear Linux bundle specifically, but I’ve used KDE in other distros and never encountered this.

You could try setting a different color scheme :

Settings->Edit Current Profile->Appearance Tab-> pick a color scheme and background

I tried several and the same thing happens. Interesting that you mention that, because I did change the color scheme before I noticed this. But setting it back to the original black on white did not help.

Wish I could help you out, but I’m not a frequent user of Konsole (I mainly use ROXTerm and Guake).

You might give this a try :

Did you install Roxterm as per the sourceforge?
I couldn’t find it in any bundles.


It works like a charm here.

Do you remember what bundles you installed to build it? I seem to be missing several.

Searching for program xsltproc... /usr/bin/xsltproc
Searching for program convert... not found
WARNING: ImageMagick and/or rsvg binaries appear not to be installed.
This will cause errors later unless the generated pixmaps are already present,
eg supplied with a release tarball.
Searching for program xgettext... /usr/bin/xgettext
Searching for program msgcat... /usr/bin/msgcat
Searching for program msgmerge... /usr/bin/msgmerge
Searching for program msgfmt... /usr/bin/msgfmt
Searching for program po4a-gettextize... not found
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "./", line 144, in <module>
  File "/home/james/Downloads/roxterm/", line 903, in find_prog_env
    self.env[var] = self.find_prog(prog, expand)
  File "/home/james/Downloads/roxterm/", line 889, in find_prog
    p = self.__find_prog(prog, self.env)
  File "/home/james/Downloads/roxterm/", line 1386, in __find_prog
    raise MaitchNotFoundError("%s program not found in PATH" % name)
maitch.MaitchNotFoundError: po4a-gettextize program not found in PATH

Somehow I had changed the font and it seems this happens with some fonts and not others.

If you look closely, you have a proportional font in the GIF. The cursor however is moving according to the math of a monospaced font.