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Re: lines mangled with screen

From: John R. Davis
Subject: Re: lines mangled with screen
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 22:15:09 -0500

It happens to me all the time.  Though I can't tell you WHY(code-wise)
I do know that changing the TERM to xterm-color or linux solves the
problem.  I just added a line in my shell rc filse to change the TERM
to xterm-color everytime it starts.  Haven't had a problem with it in
screen since.


On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 18:27:43 -0400 (EDT), A. Craig West
<address@hidden> wrote:
> >Under gnome term and screen (3.09.13 on Redhat 9) the fancy lines from
> >dialog(1) are not being rendered as lines but non-representational ascii
> >characters.  I suspect that they are part of the various escape codes to
> >describe lines.
> >An example of the problem:
> >My .screenrc has only one line:
> >hardstatus alwayslastline "%-w%{.wB}%n %t%{-}%+w %=%{.w} %H: %l %{-}%d/%m
> >%c"
> >It works fine under gnome-term but not gnome-term + screen.
> >Interestingly, dialog renders correctly under xterm + screen and rvxt +
> >screen.  I think that suggests it's an interaction problem between
> >gnome-term and screen, but what is the remedy?
> I saw an earlier message from Po Petz about a similar problem with ncurses
> line drawing characters being mangled when displayed in a screen session on a
> gnome term. In my case, it is being displayed in a Cygwin bash window, and
> the screen version in use is 4.00.01. The symptoms appear to be VERY similar,
> though. Does anybody know what could be causing this?
> --
> Craig West         Ph: (416) 666-1645   |  It's not a bug,
> address@hidden                |  It's a feature...
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