mrxvt doesn't display ncurses applications correctly
I decided to switch from xfce4-terminal to mrxvt but I can't get it to display
properly ncurses-based applications, such as mutt or aptitude. The problems
1. Line-drawing characters, such as the ones mutt uses in threads, or aptitude
to draw boxes, are displayed as boxes and other ugly-looking glyphs.
2. The cursor disappears when mutt or aptitude are running.
Googling on 'mrxvt ncurses' didn't hit anything relevant. I read through all
the documentation and noticed a reference in the changelog to ACS_ASCII
capability, but the man page lists mrxvt.acsChars as a configuration option
and doesn't include its valid values. I didn't find anything vaguely relevant
to the cursor problem. Somehow I suspect that this is related to TERM, but I
couldn't find anything related to this in the documentation either.
Here's my ~/.mrxvtrc:
mrxvt.xftFont: Bitstream Vera Sans Mono
I use exactly the same font/size with xfce4-terminal without any problems
whatsoever. From what I could initially see, mrxvt seems to be a much more
interesting terminal emulator than xfce4-terminal, and I wish I can switch to
using it, but these problems make it unusable.
Currently installed mrxvt:
ii mrxvt 0.4.2-1 lightweight multi-tabbed X terminal emulator
Could anybody point me to some reference where I could find answers or hints
on these problems ?