I upgraded to Intrepid last night, and it broke my gnome-terminal. So after some digging, etc. here is what I did to make it work:
wget http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/vte/0.17/vte-0.17.4.tar.gz tar xzvf vte-0.17.4.tar.gz cd vte-0.17.4 wget http://patches.ubuntu.com/v/vte/extracted/93_add_alt_screen_scroll_toggle.patch patch -p1 < 93_add_alt_screen_scroll_toggle.patch ./configure make make install
... and BOOM, now it should work since the method is there :)
The latest available version of the VTE library should be downloaded instead of the old 0.17.4 from here .