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Old 01-08-2007, 02:10 PM   #1
frieza
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serial terminal prolbems


not sure if this would fit into the category of software or hardware... but.. i have an old redhat 7.2 machine setup as a server with 2 wyse terminals attached to the serial ports. UP until recently they funcitoned perfectly and they still work almost perfectly.
the entryies in the inittab file seem correct
Code:
S0:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty /dev/ttyS0 19200 vt100-w
S1:2345:respawn:/sbin/agetty /dev/ttyS1 19200 vt100-w
however when i log in... the TERM environmet variable is set at dumb and i have to set it manually, that and columns are set at 80 and i have to set that manually.. the configuration of the terminal itself hasnt changed that im aware of that could cause this.. any ideas?
 
Old 01-09-2007, 10:23 AM   #2
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Usually environment variables are set at login via a combination of /etc/profile, ~/.profile, ~/.bash_profile, ~/.bashrc, and so on... Perhaps one of those files has been modified, or you have started using a different shell by default (different shells use different profiles)?
 
  


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