Final call for testers: TERM=xterm

Gary Jennejohn gary.jennejohn at
Wed Nov 11 13:02:21 UTC 2009

On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 11:12:07 +0100
Ed Schouten <ed at> wrote:

> I just committed some patches to SVN that should complete the Xterm-
> style terminal emulator support. This means we can just share the same
> termcap entry between the console driver and X11 terminal emulators,
> which has many advantages, including:
> If no serious problems arise, I'll make Xterm the default on
> Friday/Saturday.

I'm running AMD64.

Arrow keys don't work correctly.  For example, if I do "make config"
in a port then using the down arrow immediately exits the menu rather
than moving the cursor.  The same thing happens with sade.

Note that I set one entry in /etc/ttys to xterm rather than using the
vidcontrol trick.

With cons25 it works correctly.

I merely installed and booted a new kernel.  Not sure whether I also
need a new termcap.

Gary Jennejohn

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