vi: xterm: unknown terminal type - fix/workaround
- I found and easy fix for those wanting to use something better than MS
to configure your linkstations but are getting the dreaded 'vi: xterm:
type' message. Well the fix is to 'cp /usr/share/terminfo/v/vt100 to
copy the /usr/share/terminfo/X/xterm from the Kuro binaries to
I don't know what the difference is or if there is a utility to just create
terminfo file but this works 1000% better and makes me more confident
critical file with vi. btw: I'm now using PuTTY as my telnet client.
- --- James Ronald <jronald@...> wrote:
> I found and easy fix for those wanting to useYea, I had just been entering "TERM=vt100" at the
> something better than MS
> to configure your linkstations but are getting the
> dreaded 'vi: xterm:
> unknown terminal
> type' message. Well the fix is to 'cp
> /usr/share/terminfo/v/vt100 to
> ../x/xterm' or
> copy the /usr/share/terminfo/X/xterm from the Kuro
> binaries to
command line once inside of the linkstation, meaning
to put it into a .profile, .cshrc or something link
that. I like your solution better.
> I don't know what the difference is or if there is aYes, vi seems to work just fine for me this way too.
> utility to just create a xterm
> terminfo file but this works 1000% better and makes
> me more confident editing critical file with vi.
I guess we may need to get an editor that would be
more familiar to non-Unix types to use.
> btw: I'm now using PuTTY as my telnet client.Yes, I recommend it too, it is what I use when I'm on
a Windows box because I usually need secure shell
(ssh) access to things.
I've been fooling around with the contents of the
flash memory regions and figured out how do do a few
things, but still have futher to go. I'll do a HOW-TO
file on it soon. Seems like there is an archive of
various files in /etc, two kernels (yes two, different
length kernels, maybe one is a diagnostic mode
kernel?) and something that might be an initial
ramdisk, but I don't know for sure yet.
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