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Old 10-08-2006, 10:57 PM   #1
cothrige
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Terminal difficulties


I recently upgraded to 11.0 and most things have been smooth, but I have had one trouble which is nagging at me. This is one of those periodic ones I seem to run into, though never often enough to remember how to fix it.

Mrxvt, my favorite terminal, is clearing the screen after less, man, emacs and so on. I know this is fairly common in some terminals, though I have never had it happen with mrxvt and was one of the things which get me started using it. I am aware that with xterm there is titeInhibit, but there seems to be no such thing for mrxvt. The last time this happened to me, rxvt I think, I changed $TERM to xterm and it worked okay, but this time that has no impact. If I change it to linux it fixes it, but breaks everything else, as does vt100. I guess it is liveable, but I don't like it and would like to fix it.

Since this is happening with 11.0 but not 10.2 I imagine something in Slackware has changed (maybe terminfo?) but I don't know what it may be. Any suggestions?

Many thanks in advance,

Patrick
 
Old 10-09-2006, 10:51 PM   #2
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Udev?

Try to disable udev and see if it works. The older versions seem to have messed up with Terminals and stuff. ( If you use the 2.6 kernel )
 
Old 10-09-2006, 11:07 PM   #3
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Try to disable udev and see if it works. The older versions seem to have messed up with Terminals and stuff. ( If you use the 2.6 kernel )
Thanks for the tip. I will remember that for the future, as I do run a 2.6 kernel and still don't quite feel solid with udev. However, I am embarrassed to admit that I figured out what I was doing wrong and it had nothing to do with Slackware. After banging my head against this wall for way too long it occurred to me that before upgrading I had been using mrxvt for quite some time and maybe I had been using an older release. So, I went to the site and discovered I had clicked the wrong link and was using the development version. I downloaded the stable one and now all is well.

Problem is solved, and I am red in the face. But, thanks again for the help, and watch out for the right links. ;-)

Patrick
 
  


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