While using the terminal application on a Ubuntu 11.10 system, I found that the scrollbar that will appear on the right side of a terminal window had disappeared and that I couldn't get it to reappear. The problem occurred after I was disconnected from terminal sessions I had established within several tabbed windows in the terminal application.
Terminal output scrolling is gone (Headless 11.10 Server,
Upgraded from 10.10), I found a solution that worked to restore the
scrollbar. By using the
less command on a file that was long enough to require paging to view
the entire file, I was able to restore the ability to scroll in the terminal
windows. I issued a command
less longfile.txt and then paged
through the file and exited normally from
less. I was then able
to see the scrollbar again. I had to do that for each terminal window.
On another occasion, I found that using
less wouuldn't resolve
the problem but using
resolved the problem.