Finch On FreeBSD TTY Console

Dan Mahoney, System Admin danm at prime.gushi.org
Sun Jan 31 23:31:51 EST 2010


On Sun, 31 Jan 2010, Programmer In Training wrote:

> On 1/31/2010 2:29 PM, Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
> <snip>
>> Try escape [char] instead of ctrl-char.
>>
>> I've run finch on FreeBSD under screen numerous times this way.  I don't
>> *think* I've run it on the console directly, but I may have done so from
>> a console, sshing into another machine (like when in a datacenter on one
>> BSD machine, connecting back to my "home" machine).
>>
>> -Dan
>>
>>
>
> By the way, that works. esc+[char] gets desired results (when the esc
> key works, time for a new keyboard it seems).

No, it could just be that your terminal setup isn't sending the right 
definition of the escape sequences pidgin is expecting.

This is not the first time I've seen the console have odd issues with 
ctrl-keys, fkeys, etc.

-Dan

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