Today my YaST started rendering lines like this:

l and q instead of lines

It makes it difficult to read.. Any idea what this is about and how I can fix it? I tried rebooting, no dice.

Edit -- here's my PuTTY config:

PuTTY config page showing translation window

Character set is UTF-8

  • grawity will tell you exactly what the problem is when you edit your question to tell the world what character encoding you've configured PuTTY to use. (-: – JdeBP Mar 30 '14 at 19:50
  • i've edited the post to show my putty character encoding.. does that explain anything? – tmsimont Apr 1 '14 at 22:47
  • so anyone has a solution? – Nikko Jun 18 '14 at 21:30

in bash, type: export NCURSES_NO_UTF8_ACS=1

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    Or, more likely, you want to add this to your ~/.bashrc file so it happens automatically when you log in. – pzkpfw Dec 18 '18 at 8:24

Change "Terminal-type string" from "xterm" to "linux" in Connection>Data.

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    This answer needs more love! – tftd Mar 10 '16 at 13:56
  • I too prefer the putty answer - this terminal-type should be the default for every putty session – FelixJongleur42 Nov 4 '17 at 20:54
  • This should be the accepted answer. – Chupo_cro Jun 30 at 1:24

Permanent solution for your problem:

For one user:

cd ~
echo "export NCURSES_NO_UTF8_ACS=1" >> .bashrc
source ~/.bashrc

The last line applies changes to the current terminal immediately.

For all users:

echo "export NCURSES_NO_UTF8_ACS=1" >> /etc/bash.bashrc.local

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