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Hi everyone, For some time now I've been having some problems with ncurses programs inside X. When running "make menuconfig", for example, inside xterm or Eterm all frame lines appear as characters! Also, some times when exiting the program the characters "1;2c" appear in the shell. I think that these have to do with the problems I'm having with aptitude: it always starts with the help on and I have to click 2 or 3 times in "ok" to close that frame. Also in debconf when it's necessary to input some text sometimes these characters appear at the end of ...

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    Default Problems with ncurses in X

    Hi everyone,

    For some time now I've been having some problems with ncurses
    programs inside X. When running "make menuconfig", for example,
    inside xterm or Eterm all frame lines appear as characters! Also,
    some times when exiting the program the characters "1;2c" appear in
    the shell. I think that these have to do with the problems I'm
    having with aptitude: it always starts with the help on and I have
    to click 2 or 3 times in "ok" to close that frame. Also in debconf
    when it's necessary to input some text sometimes these characters
    appear at the end of the default text.
    These problems are driving me nuts! Can anyone help me, please?

    Thanks in advance,

    P.S. - I tried sending this mail with an attachment, but the mail
    didn't seem to get there with it.

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    Paladin





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    Default Re: Problems with ncurses in X

    On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 02:58:05PM +0100, Paladin wrote:
    > For some time now I've been having some problems with ncurses
    > programs inside X. When running "make menuconfig", for example,
    > inside xterm or Eterm all frame lines appear as characters!
    Well, I can't speak to what Eterm does, but this usually is because xterm
    thinks the font you're using (whatever it is) has line-drawing characters,
    and it doesn't. Are you running xterm anti-aliased?

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    Default Re: Problems with ncurses in X

    On Tue, July 01 at 6:27 PM EDT
    Marc Wilson <mswcox.net> wrote:
    >On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 02:58:05PM +0100, Paladin wrote:
    >> For some time now I've been having some problems with ncurses
    >> programs inside X. When running "make menuconfig", for example,
    >> inside xterm or Eterm all frame lines appear as characters!
    >
    >Well, I can't speak to what Eterm does, but this usually is because
    >xterm thinks the font you're using (whatever it is) has line-drawing
    >characters, and it doesn't. Are you running xterm anti-aliased?
    Marc's explanation sounds right. The other suggestion I can think of is
    to set your xterm to 80x25. I think they are 80x24 by default. if you
    do $echo $COLUMNS $LINES from an xterm it will tell you what you have.
    >P.S. - I tried sending this mail with an attachment, but the mail
    >didn't seem to get there with it.
    This is a text only mailing list, nothing wrong on your end.


    Shawn Lamson
    [email]shawn.lamsonverizon.net[/email]
    Debian GNU/Linux 3.0


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    Default Re: Problems with ncurses in X

    On Tue, 1 Jul 2003 18:27:29 -0700
    Marc Wilson <mswcox.net> wrote:
    > Well, I can't speak to what Eterm does, but this usually is
    > because xterm thinks the font you're using (whatever it is) has
    > line-drawing characters, and it doesn't. Are you running xterm
    > anti-aliased?
    I don't think so... but how can I check that?


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    Default Re: Problems with ncurses in X

    On Tue, 1 Jul 2003 18:27:29 -0700
    Marc Wilson <mswcox.net> wrote:
    > On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 02:58:05PM +0100, Paladin wrote:
    > > For some time now I've been having some problems with ncurses
    > > programs inside X. When running "make menuconfig", for example,
    > > inside xterm or Eterm all frame lines appear as characters!
    >
    > Well, I can't speak to what Eterm does, but this usually is
    > because xterm thinks the font you're using (whatever it is) has
    > line-drawing characters, and it doesn't. Are you running xterm
    > anti-aliased?
    Another thing, how do I check what font xterm is using by default?
    And this font solution explains also the "1;2c" characters problem?

    Thanks,

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