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Re: Problems with terminal doesn't display visual elements properly
- From: Diego Queiroz <queiroz dot diego at gmail dot com>
- To: cygwin <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2011 15:01:03 -0300
- Subject: Re: Problems with terminal doesn't display visual elements properly
On 20 March 2011 13:19, Andy Koppe wrote:
>On 20 March 2011 09:18, Diego Queiroz wrote:
>> On 18 March 2011 06:12, Andy Koppe wrote:
>>> On 17 March 2011 22:09, Diego Queiroz wrote:
>>> > Hello.
>>> > I need some help.
>>> > My terminal started with a very strange behavior today.
>>> > Many programs are not displaying correctly and I don't know why.
>>> > I uploaded this picture: http://img851.imageshack.us/i/screenshotfc.png/
>>> > The two windows at the top are displaying the "nano" and "top"
>>> > programs using putty.
>>> > The two windows at the bottom are displaying the same programs using
>>> > cygwin, respectively.
>>> > As you can see, the visual of the applications is different, and that's not all.
>>> > I'm really not able to work with these applications because of this
>>> > problem. Actually, any visual enhancement is not working properly.
>>> > Even grep with --color option isn't working correctly.
>>> > In the image, both programs are connected to the same server thru ssh,
>>> > so IMO the problem is not related with server configuration or any
>>> > tool specific setting.
>>> > The problem also occurs when using cygwin in the local machine.
>>> > I'm almost sure the problem is related with the dos emulator, but I
>>> > don't have an idea whats wrong.
>>> > The problem started when I did the last cygwin update (but I also
>>> > updated many programs in the machine together, so I don't know if
>>> > cygwin caused this).
>>>> What's the server? Are you connecting with cygwin ssh (i.e.
>>> /usr/bin/ssh)? What's the TERM setting on the server? It should be
>>> 'cygwin'. or, if the server doesn't know that, 'vt100' should do.
>>>> You might also want to try mintty (where TERM should be 'xterm').
>>> Hello Andy.
>>> Thanks for your reply.
>>> But it doesn't really matter.
>> "IMO the problem is not related with server configuration or any tool
>> specific setting. The problem also occurs when using cygwin in the
>> local machine."
>> I mean, the same problem also occurs when I am connected with no
>> server at all (just the local installation of cygwin).
>Right. So have you checked the TERM setting? Here's my wild guess:
>you've got MS's "Subsystem for Unix Applications" (aka "Services for
>Unix", aka "Interix") installed, and that's set TERM to "dumb" in the
You're my hero.
You guessed absolutely right (and I need to apologize because I didn't
follow your hint at the first).
Thank you so much.
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