Subject: vi and xterm
To: None <>
From: Christian Hattemer <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/30/2005 19:22:06

it seems this is a quite common area of problems, but I couldn't find a
solution to the problem I have.

I have a telnetd on a NetBSD 3.0_BETA system with source dated from Jun 15

Using the telnet client from a NetBSD 2.0_STABLE system inside an xterm
results in broken cursor keys inside vi. Instead of moving the cursor they
start insert mode and insert a letter (A, B, C, D for up, down, right,
left) and a new line.

Anything else seems the be fine. Cursor keys are working at the shell, in
more etc. I have a tset line in my .profile, it has selected xterm as term

When telnetting from the same box, but in a wscons console, to the same
account I get vt220 as term type and all including vi is fine. When using
vi locally on that machine it also works. From a different machine I get
ansi term type and also everything is fine.

Any ideas on fixing that?
The server machine has no X sets installed, could the problem possibly be
related to that?

Bye, Chris