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Old 08-13-2004, 01:14 AM   #1
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Unhappy strange characters while loggin in through ssh

Hi people!

i guess this is the rigt forum to post my question, if no, i'm sorry, and i'll apreciate if somebody tells me a better one.

anyway, im using FC2 on my laptop and debian testing on my server. if i log in thour ssh to my debian box and i run linuxconf, i get some strange output:

Users s
File systems
cluster administration
Control panel 0
Linuxconf management
Date & time ��
�����Status������[0;10;1;11m m
System status
Friendly helpers (Gurus)
���[30m ���[30m
Quit Help
�[30m���[0;10m �[30m���[0;10m

it is realy difucult to manage it, because the lines move acros the screen and you don't know if some characters are part of a line of if they are just unrefreshed or something like that.

my /etc/sysconfig/i18n in my fedora box looks like this:


but i cand find this file on my debian box. where is the problem? on my debian box or in fedora? how can i fix it? maybe this is only a problem from linuxconf itself...

thankx in advance


here another output from linuxconf:

���������[0;10;1m Edit firewalling rules �������[5@��
You are allowed to edit/add/delete rules lt
Select [Add] to define a new rule
��������������������������� er lt
EnEnabled Proto Iface From <-> Iface To Weight Comment
���� �� ���[30m
DiDismiss Add Add Help Help ring)
�[30m���� �[30m�� �[30m���[0;10m
�[30m���������������������������[5@���[10m t
Old 08-13-2004, 02:23 PM   #2
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Try checking your terminal type:
echo $TERM

What is it set to on both machines?
Old 08-13-2004, 02:57 PM   #3
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The same wierdness probably occurs when yopu view a man page on the remote server.

On the remote server I usually issue
export LANG=C

That always seems to work.
Old 08-14-2004, 02:39 AM   #4
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hi david_ross,

on both shells, the output from echo $TERM is "linux"... so they are the same.

what does it means?.

i tried to do
export LANG=C on the debian box (remote server) and it works, not as good as local, but now i can at least read in peace without changing lines when i scroll. i'll like to find out how can i get a perfect output of linuxconf.

amfoster: thanks for the idea! (my man pages are allways ok, but it was good for linuxconf.)




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