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Old 05-19-2014, 06:30 AM   #1
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Weird Arch Linux Terminal Quirk aka: No Text or Cursor

I recently installed Arch via the EVO/Lution installer which went perfectly after the 6 previous attempts following a multitude of guides and the actual ArchWiki and the endless errors and GRUB misinstalls, even to the point of borking my Windows install for the dual boot action.

So I'm inside my fresh out of the oven Arch install, so I fire up the Terminal for the update/mirrorlist etc etc update.

Hmmmmmmmmm, no text, no cursor. Try root terminal, no dice, after an endless parade of cussing & hairpulling, I stumbled upon this: Click File > Open Terminal, I am then presented with 2 options: 0. Unnamed - 1. Unnamed.

0. Unnamed I get all the glorious CLI action I could ever want
1. Unnamed No text/Cursor

I hope this helps anyone who faces the same dilemna and think that their install is corrupted

Kind Regards
Old 05-25-2014, 12:41 PM   #2
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What desktop are you on, Py?
It kinda sounds like $TERMCAP isn't loading on the first call, or maybe there is setting in the terminal wrapper that's confusing the path to it. If you have a .terminfo in your $HOME directory, take a look at that.


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