How can xterm 256 be enabled in ubuntu 8.04? I was able to get that working in 9.10, but not 8.04.
It looks like Hardy (Ubuntu 8.04) doesn't provide the terminfo entry (/usr/share/terminfo/x/xterm-256color) in the default ncurses packages. Karmic provides this entry in the ncurses-base package (Karmic, Hardy), but Hardy provides it in the ncurses-term package (Hardy).
I found this article on enabling 256-Color Xterms in Ubuntu. To enable:
Additionally, some applications will need special configuration to take advantage of the new capabilities.
I found that simply placing this in either your
Then either open a new terminal session or source the profile file