Bug#854588: debian-installer: recognize arrow keys as esc in serial console
YunQiang Su, on Wed 08 Feb 2017 21:51:45 +0800, wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 8, 2017 at 9:35 PM, Samuel Thibault <email@example.com> wrote:
> > YunQiang Su, on Wed 08 Feb 2017 21:20:44 +0800, wrote:
> >> When append an console option like:
> >> console=ttyS0,115200n8
> >> and close vga by
> >> vga=off
> >> We can redirect the installer output with serial cable.
> >> So we can see the installer interface with minicom or SecureCRT.
> >> For most keys, it seems works well, while when press
> >> arrow keys "up"/"down"/"left"/"right",
> >> they are recognized as 'ESC' key.
> The guide says that the default term of installer is vt102,
> and I also used vt102.
> So they are the same.
Ok. I'm then surprised that you have any issue. I have just tried
€ kvm -cdrom debian-stretch-DI-rc2-amd64-netinst.iso -serial pty -m 1G
char device redirected to /dev/pts/8 (label serial0)
and in another terminal
€ minicom -D /dev/pts/8
and things work just fine, arrows work as expected, minicom being
configured in VT102 mode.