[ale] Re: Termcap Problems
Mir S Islam
mir at venus.gsu.edu
Mon Aug 26 15:47:11 EDT 1996
Thanks Bobby, and all the others who responded. Sorry, for the confusion.
I am running 2.0.0 kernel of the slackware 3.1 not slackware 2.0 as I
posted mistakenly. :=)
> what version of the kernel are you running off of slackware 2.0.0?
> did you read the Changes file in the v2.0 kernel distribution
> quoting the changes file --
> The Linux console type has changed. If your setup is old enough
> that you have problems, you'll need to update your termcap. To fix,
> add linux to one of the types in /etc/termcap or snoop around
> http://www.ccil.org/~esr/ncurses.html (reputedly the latest universal
> termcap maintainer). You may also need to update terminfo by running
> the following as root:
> ln -s /usr/lib/terminfo/l/linux /usr/lib/terminfo/c/console
> Better yet, just get the latest official Linux termcap from
> Also, the console driver is now responsible for keeping track of
> correspondence between character codes and glyph bitmaps. If you
> encounter problems, try `loadunimap def' to get back the default
> and further ...
> how to know what version you are running..
> termcap: ls -l /lib/libtermcap.so.*
> and to get the patch..
> Termcap Library
> of course, ftp.cc.gatech.edu is a valid/current mirror.
> of course, if you have read the file, and still are having problems,
> then write back with more details..
> i would strongly recommend reading the file else, as a lot of other
> things including gcc, make, psinfo, etc. have also changed and bugs
> may else be latent
> >Path: cc.gatech.edu!owner-ale at cc.gatech.edu; /net/at1/bin/ml-poster at morticia.cc.gatech.edu
> >From: Mir S Islam <mir at venus.gsu.edu>
> >Newsgroups: git.unix.linux.mailing-lists.ale
> >Subject: [ale] Termcap entry
> >Date: Mon, 26 Aug 1996 13:51:20 -0400 (EDT)
> >Organization: College of Computing, Georgia Tech
> >Lines: 14
> >Message-ID: <841083188.101 at morticia.cc.gatech.edu>
> Hi everyone, I recently upgraded to slacware 2.0.0. Since then I have been
> facing all these termcap entry problems. I installed the terminfo.tgz pkg
> found in one of the d series disks. That is supposed to have all the
> terminal infos( if I am not mistaken). So, why cant I use a simple
> dec-vt100 or vt220 terminal ? What did I do wrong ? Thanks in advance.
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