Re: Bizare 1.3 problem...

Aaron J. Grier (
Thu, 17 Aug 1995 19:42:21 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 17 Aug 1995, Ronald Prague wrote:

> I don't know if anyone else is using this list for 1.3.xx, but I've got
> something pretty bizarre with all the versions of 1.3.xx I've used.
> setterm: no termcap entry for linux
> This only happens when I boot from my 1.3 kernels, as I have my old 1.2.9
> kernel still there. in the 1.2 kernels, I get color, from the text
> prompt, but not so with any 1.3 kernel. Any ideas?

I think from 1.3.xx on (feel free to correct me) getty sets the term type
to "linux" instead "console" type. You'll need a new termcap entry for
it. Minus well install Ncurses 1.9.4 while you're at it, too. ;)

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