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I'm trying to run irssi under cygwin and it gives me this error:

$ irssi
Terminal doesn't support cursor movement
Can't initialize screen handling, quitting.
You can still use the dummy mode with -d parameter

It was working like yesterday. I don't know what I did to break it. Tried reinstalling it, didn't help.

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How are you using cygwin? Are you using mintty or the Cygwin Bash Shell? What is your TERM environment variable set as? echo $TERM at the prompt – Darren Hall Jul 14 '11 at 15:24
    
Using Cygwin Bash Shell $ echo $TERM returns dumb – Alex Jul 16 '11 at 16:26
    
Try using mintty with a $TERM value of either vt100 or xterm instead. – Darren Hall Jul 19 '11 at 17:49

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