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Re: howto setup color local terminal?

Craig Skinner <craig@openpost.org> writes:

> On Fri, 2005-04-15 at 18:31, Bruno Hertz wrote:
>> Pub around the corner for a beer :)
> Or 2...
>> Not sure. Maybe try 'tack' on the console. It lets you test your
>> terminal, including color tests. Not sure how much diagnostic it gives
>> on errors, though.
> I tried this remotely and it worked well, but locally tack said all the
> tests passed but plainly it was still in mono....
> Then I rebooted with the monitor and keyboard connected and now I have
> colour locally too! Weird.... Must be some sort of boot time device
> recognition thing.....

Hmmm, interesting. Not sure, but could be getty ....

>> As to the reasons why colors don't work, my guess would be a broken
>> ncurses or terminfo setup resp. installation. I presume that e.g. 'ls'
>> doesn't output ansi escape sequences in 'clear text', so ncurses
>> itself might already think that your terminal is not color
>> capable. All this is wild guessing, though. Any term guru listening
>> may step in, please.
> Thanks for the help!

Welcome. Glad it works :)

Regards, Bruno.

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