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Bug#857808: debian-installer: Garbage on terminal with default TERM setting over serial console


John Paul Adrian Glaubitz, on mer. 15 mars 2017 12:05:56 +0100, wrote:
> The second issue we are seeing is that the terminal output is garbage
> with the default terminal settings. I have taken some screenshots
> of a serial console connected to a SPARC-T5 machine [3].
> Basically, it works when booting with TERM_TYPE=linux (no colors)
> or TERM=ansi (setting TERM=linux produces garbage as well). It
> does not work when not setting TERM or TERM_TYPE at all or when
> setting TERM to vt102.

Well, what terminal are you actually using on the serial port? Is it
really vt102-compatible? Perhaps we should ship a vt102 terminfo with
less capabilities or even another dumber term entry to be used by
default over serial?

> Both issues did not exist with previous versions of debian-installer,

Yes, they were using fewer features of vt102.


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