Bug 7012 - Screen and Linux login
Summary: Screen and Linux login
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Books & Articles (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-doc (Nobody)
Depends on:
Reported: 1998-06-22 00:20 UTC by sue
Modified: 1998-06-22 11:21 UTC (History)
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Description sue 1998-06-22 00:20:01 UTC
Some people who don't use X report difficulty when telnetting to Linux
machines where their default setup is VT100.


Suggested addition to FAQ:

When I telnet to a Linux machine the screen doesn't redraw correctly.

It sounds like you are set up for VT100 on the Linux system, and cons25 on
the FreeBSD system, so they have different ideas of how to use the screen.

If you only need the compatibility occasionally, there are two quick
methods available:

1. Work from an xterm.

2. If X is unavailable, run 'screen' (install from the packages collection)
   before running telnet or ssh from the console. This will give you a
   temporary VT100 that remote Linux apps work very well with.
   To exit screen afterwards, simply type 'exit'.
Comment 1 Joseph Koshy freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 1998-06-22 11:16:55 UTC
State Changed
From-To: open->closed

I've added a new question on this topic to rev 1.4 of "troubleshoot.sgml" 
(part of the  FAQ).