Login strangeness

Harik A'ttar (harik@chaos.sub.ucf.edu)
Wed, 12 Jul 1995 08:47:36 -0400 (EDT)

Reply-to: ind00621@pegasus.cc.ucf.edu

Ok, since the change from default of console to default of linux
In the kernel, a lot of strange things have happened.
First off - logout no longer clears the screen like it used to
(I fixxed that by prepending clear to it. :) but mostly, a lot
of backspace errors are occuring. I.E. login prints the house
char ^? <- that it? Instead of backspacing. However, if I fail
the password, it dosn't clear but it does backspace. I assume
this is because login was forced to reload and changed somethign
but I have no idea what it is.

A _LOT_ of backspace strangeness everywhere -- login, talk,
people telnet in, using ^H, sometimes it works, sometimes not.
telnet out, same thing 50% chance it will be right.

stty erase will fix it, but I don't like having to figure
out what one it wants each time.

I did change the console entery in /etc/termcap to linux,
but this strangeness goes beyond that. Any pointers
on where to get more information?

Dan Merillat Guess what? I really _DO_ speak for my system.
Harik A'ttar And if you share my opinions, you should seek
Dam Mad God! professional help.