* Geert Hendrickx <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [20040529 21:55]: wrote: > On Sat, May 29, 2004 at 03:04:36PM +0300, Odhiambo Washington wrote: > > I decided to upgrade the box that I read my mail on (using mutt) to > > FreeBSD 4.10-STABLE. It has been running 4.9-STABLE since those days ;) > > > > Now all too suddenly, I have a mad terminal, display getting messed up > > when I read my mail, edit a file, almost anything. The only change was > > the upgrade. To give a little more details I can gather, when I ssh to > > the box from another Unix terminal, this madness is not there at all. > > But before I upgraded, I was using Microshit windows for a couple of > > days, connecting to this box using Telneat (aka ShellGuard) and there > > was no problem. > > IIRC, there was no change at all to /etc/termcap during mergemaster. > > > > I'll appreciate any clues. > > > > Not that I desperately need to run on Windows, but just so that I can > > know what happened and how to fix it. In my .bash_profile, I init my > > terminal as cons25. > > > > I checked UPDATING to see if anything is mentioned, but no. > > > > > > Thank you in adv. > > > > > > -Wash > > Check your $TERM variable. Make it "cons25". > > For /bin/sh or bash: > TERM=cons25; export TERM > You can make this permanent putting it in /etc/profile > > For csh: > setenv TERM cons25 > You can make this permanent putting it in /etc/csh.cshrc > > Probably the upgrade replaced one of these files so you lost your TERM. > By default, it's set to "dumb" and then you can't use vi, mutt, ... > > Having no problems with ssh means that your client automatically uses > vt100 or xterm as $TERM, which works fine for those programs.
When I configured the Telneat (Shellguard) thingy to init its terminal as cons25, I can now say I am the HAPPIEST folk the world over. -Wash http://www.netmeister.org/news/learn2quote.html -- +======================================================================+ |\ _,,,---,,_ | Odhiambo Washington <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Zzz /,`.-'`' -. ;-;;,_ | Wananchi Online Ltd. www.wananchi.com |,4- ) )-,_. ,\ ( `'-'| Tel: +254 20 313985-9 +254 20 313922 '---''(_/--' `-'\_) | GSM: +254 722 743223 +254 733 744121 +======================================================================+ Matter cannot be created or destroyed, nor can it be returned without a receipt. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"