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Old 09-10-2003, 08:45 AM   #1
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Wierd characters when PuTTY connects to Slack


Dear All.

I'm using PuTTY (SSH client for WIndows) to access Linux boxes.
There were problems if I connect to slack boxes:
* mc did not display the correct line
* pkgtool showed black and blue background (should be only blue)

However, there were no problem when I connected to Redhat boxes.

I checked the environment variables, the difference were:

# RHs have these, but Slacks do not
LANG=en_US.UTF-8
SUPPORTED=en_US.UTF-8:en_US:en

# The TERM were the same
TERM=xterm

How can I fix that ?

Thanks.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 09:19 AM   #2
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i use putty every day, all day long on slack and i dont have the slightest idea as to what your talking about. works fine on my machine
 
Old 09-10-2003, 09:23 AM   #3
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Change the parameters within PuTTY, not within Slackware.

Unfortunately, I am not in front of my machines right now, but I am pretty sure it can be made to work. Try changing the parameters in "Window > Translation > Character Set Translation".

Sometimes, changing the font used within the PuTTY window also helps.

Hope this helps!
 
Old 09-10-2003, 09:30 PM   #4
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Hello.

This is the screen capture (text mode, only Two rows, for brevity).
I was running mc.
Notice the difference between connect to RH (perfect line)
and to Slack (wierd chars, q<x etc for lines).

That was from the same PuTTY, nothing was changed on the client side.

To REDHAT:

Left File Command Options Right
┌<─/─────────────────────────────────v>┐┌<─/opt──────────────────────────────v>┐
│ Name │ Size │ MTime ││ Name │ Size │ MTime │


This it to SLACKWARE

Left File Command Options Right
l<q~qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqv>kl<q/qqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqqv>k
x Name x Size x MTime xx Name x Size x MTime x

 
Old 09-12-2003, 08:48 AM   #5
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You definitely have a problem with your font/charset. Try different options in Putty.
 
  


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