hope someone can help me i recently upgraded & since then my virtual terminal(ctrl+alt+F1 etc) has gone and messed up!
i use the following ps1:
┌─[\[\e[31;1m\]\u@\[\e[32;1m\]\H\[\033[1;37m\]] \n\[\033[1;37m\]└─[\[\033[0;36m\]\w\[\033[1;37m\]]> \[\e[0m\]
however when viewed via virtual terminal the characters are all gobbldey gook.
i wondered if it was a font/locale issue but alas my penguin skills are a bit slack in this department & so has led me to quite a few blind google searches which i fail to understand in terms of what i need to change lol
please help me regain my once great terminal as it is affecting screen displaying correctly aswell
i thought it may help if i mentioned that this issue does not affect other terminal emulators(terminator, xfce-terminal,awn-terminal)
dont play around with setfont otherwise you will never be able to read what is on your terminal at all !!!!!
need assistance badly ...have no clue what i am doing
extract of /etc/rc.conf
LOCALE="en_GB.UTF-8" DAEMON_LOCALE="no" HARDWARECLOCK="UTC" TIMEZONE="Africa/Johannesburg" KEYMAP="uk" CONSOLEFONT= <<<WHAT SHOULD I SET HERE? WILL IT HELP? CONSOLEMAP= USECOLOR="yes"
i have been reading on the wiki about fonts but that has just confused me even more & there are hundreds to choose from with no reference or preview!!
I know it was a recent update that has caused this but i am clueless as to how to fix it & with minimal info on this it is really frustrating
all i needed to do was change the following line in rc.conf:
DAEMON_LOCALE="no" (change the no to yes & all will be well)
Last edited by t0m5k1 (2012-06-11 08:07:08)
what is it that has changed which would cause this:
to be displayed as a string of foreign letters with accents because it is this that is my issue which means when i use any terminal application on a virtual terminal the formatting & everything is wrong but when i use then in a terminal emulator all is well & fine!!!
I believe DAEMON_LOCALE in rc.conf should be "yes".
Without this your UTF locale isn't used in consoles as it falls back on the default C LOCALE which doesn't display those characters properly.
Last edited by Trilby (2012-06-11 06:18:04)
Trilby you are a diamond
it is fixed
always the simple things a
Thanks! ^^ Had the same issue just today. Entered the console after about two weeks launching X as the first command, and was seriously scared.