Re: Login strangeness

Kenneth Albanowski (
Sun, 16 Jul 1995 01:09:36 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 12 Jul 1995, Harik A'ttar wrote:

> Reply-to:
> 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?

Check /etc/profile, ~/.profile, ~/.ksrc, etc., for code that sets up your
terminal mode by checking for a $TERM of "console". That needs to be
changed to "linux" now, as well.

> 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.

Kenneth Albanowski (, CIS: 70705,126)