Re: Display problems on serial console
* Martin Michlmayr <firstname.lastname@example.org> [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
> 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.