Re: 1.3.3 Compiled but having temrinal probs :(

Chris Chiu (
Mon, 26 Jun 1995 22:57:54 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 27 Jun 1995, root wrote:

> > Hello,
> > I have compiled 1.3.3 using kernel 1.2.9 and gcc 2.6.3 but when i
> > rebooted using the 1.3.3 kernel it didnt recongnize my terminal and all
> > my directories/files were a different color!! I couldnt run vi because
> > of this terminal problem...what could have caused this? I can run
> > everything perfectly with 1.2.9 but when i recompiled 1.3.3 and rebooted
> > it says terminal unknown...any clues to what caused this? My video board
> > is a wdc33 and it works just fine in X.
> I dont think it has a thing to do with your display. I had the same
> problem. If you do a more /etc/termcap it will fail immediately. So
> will cat, cp and a whole bunch of other commands. Strangely enough, dd
> works. Weird huh? And /etc/termcap seems to be the ONLY file affected,
> although I didnt persue this actively.
> This started in 1.3.2 BTW ... I'm about to boot 1.3.4 and see if that works.
> I've been forced to stay at 1.3.1.
> This is a WEIRD bug.

I saw the same problem with linux 1.3.3. There is sort of a way getting
around it though. After you log in, type in setenv TERM con80x25. It
should allow you to use more and vi and some other programs.

Chris Chiu