[SATLUG] Weird characters in the linux consoles and lines not
good_bye300 at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 6 16:34:01 CDT 2007
Now my caps lock works in the console, and Midnight Commander displays correctly. Thanks for the link. What this guy said was correct:
"Make sure LANG matches your terminal's character set (utf-8 or
iso-8859-1), or use the command "mc -a". (I just checked and mc ignores
"-a" if you have a UTF-8 locale). "
mc -a did not help any.
Here are the commands I ran to fix the problem.
cat /usr/share/i18n/SUPPORTED | grep "en" | sudo tee /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local
sudo dpkg-reconfigure locales
sudo update-locale en_US.ISO-8859-1
sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup <- this one asked me many questions
Doing this showed that my LANG variable was set incorrectly.
To fix that, I did.
After this, mc was displaying correctly. To make the changes permanent, I did this.
echo "export LANG=en_US.ISO-8859-1" >> .bashrc
Here's my beautiful Midnight Commander now.
Travis Runty <trunty at gmail.com> wrote: Chris:
Perhaps the below thread can assist you? Let us know how it goes.
On 6/6/07, Chris Lemire wrote:
> Hello. I need some help. When I launch midnight commander from a linux
> console such as tty5, it displays strange characters that it should not be
> displaying and does not display the lines correctly. How can it be fixed? I
> have tried changing the locale from en_US.UTF-8 to en_US.ISO-8859-1, but
> that did not make a difference.
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