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Re: Screen corruption with ncurses-6 snapshots since 20170729

From: Chris Clayton
Subject: Re: Screen corruption with ncurses-6 snapshots since 20170729
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2017 12:54:17 +0100
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On 27/08/17 11:56, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 27, 2017 at 09:24:24AM +0100, Chris Clayton wrote:
>> I have ncurses-6 installed and update to that latest snapshot from time to 
>> time. Today I updated to the 21070826
>> snapshot and found that I get some screen corruption when using the kernel's 
>> 'make menuconfig' command. The latest
>> version that doesn't produce the corruption is 20170722.
>> My terminal is mate-terminal-1.18.1 with the character encoding set to 
>> "Current Locale (UTF8)". The output from the
> That's VTE-based.  If your $TERM is "xterm", there's an FAQ for that.

A bit of experimentation has revealed that setting TERM=gnome makes the 
corruption go away in both mate-terminal and xterm!

>> The corruption can also, however, be seen in xterm-330.
> hmm....
>> The corruption can be viewed by running 'make menuconfig' in the directory
>> containing the linux kernel source.  Navigate
>> to Device-Drivers-->Input Device Support-->Horizontal screen resolution.  I
>> have a (.png) screen dump if that would help.
> A picture would help :-)

You can view it at 

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