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Re: Display problems on serial console

* Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com> [2006-01-14 21:09]:
> > It seems there are some display problems on serial console installs.
> > Apart from the obvious problems in the attached screenshots, the
> > borders are also not as nice as they were in sarge.  Known problem?
> I originally posted this problem at
> http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2005/11/msg00188.html
> The borders are problably related to TERM, I'll investigate this.

Right, the borders use ASCII characters because TERM_UTF8 is not set.
When I change debian-installer.d/S40term-linux from
  if [ "$TERM" = linux ]; then
  if [ "$TERM" = linux -o "$TERM" = vt102 ]; then
UTF8 is set and I see nice borders.  However, I'm not sure all
terminal emulation programs handle UTF8.  screen (which I use) does
but the default minicom configuration doesn't appear to.

> However, the display corruption (which might be related to the hard
> spaces in partman) I don't know where it may come from.  Alastair, did
> you manage to track down this problem?

This only happens when you're not in UTF.
Martin Michlmayr

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