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Old 03-11-2003, 01:13 PM   #1
ericcarlson
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Console prompt woes


After recently upgrading RH7.3 to RH8.0 I have noticed an annoying problem. At the console, the command prompt has garbage chars and other apps which use screen control chars (especially midnight commander) look crap too, like the terminal doesn't know its capabilities anymore. The odd thing is if I SSH in with Putty using the same account the screens are fine. Anyone seen this before please?

Example prompt:

;root@dollar:~[root@dollar etc]#

Used to be (and still is when logged in remotely) just

[root@dollar etc]#

Cheers!
 
Old 03-11-2003, 07:19 PM   #2
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Re: Console prompt woes

Quote:
Originally posted by ericcarlson
After recently upgrading RH7.3 to RH8.0 I have noticed an annoying problem. At the console, the command prompt has garbage chars and other apps which use screen control chars (especially midnight commander) look crap too, like the terminal doesn't know its capabilities anymore. The odd thing is if I SSH in with Putty using the same account the screens are fine. Anyone seen this before please?

Example prompt:

;root@dollar:~[root@dollar etc]#

Used to be (and still is when logged in remotely) just

[root@dollar etc]#

Cheers!
Do a

echo $LANG

If it is set to utf8 of some variety that will, I think, be the problem. Try changing it to en_US or C and see if you like that better.

Cheers--
Charles
 
Old 03-11-2003, 10:05 PM   #3
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Look in your ~/.bashrc try commenting out the line beginning with PROMPT_COMMAND
Then source your bashrc by typing:

. .bashrc

while in your home dir.

What happens?
 
Old 03-12-2003, 03:23 AM   #4
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Thanks both!
Well..

$LANG is set to en_US anyway
setting PROMPT_COMMAND fixed the prompt but mc etc still doesn't work

:-(
 
  


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