Subject: Re: Weird curses behavior
To: John Goerzen <>
From: Glendon Gross <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/15/2002 08:44:01
I've seen this as well on my SparcStation 2 when I first log in.  Starting
X solves the problem.  I suspect it is a case of some video memory that
does not get correctly initialized.

The editor "joe" also seems to have code in it that fixes this problem.
Maybe there is a need for some additional routine during the boot
to clear the video RAM?  I'm not super knowledgeable about SPARC hardware,
so I'm not sure how to do this.


Glen Gross

On Tue, 15 Jan 2002, John Goerzen wrote:

> I'm seeing a lot of weird behavior from curses or term{cap,info}.
> A lot of it seems to be failure to clear the screen.  (Note: I run
> almost exclusively in xterms).  Starting up things like lynx will
> leave various blocks of whatever wason the terminal on the screen
> until I Ctrl-L it.  Similar things happen with gopher 3.0.
> Here's the weird one: when I log in remotely via ssh, Ctrl-U at the
> bash command line has zero effect.  Very, very strange.  (No, it's not
> the remote; it logs in to plenty of other boxes with no such problem)
> Ideas welcome.
> -- John