Display of control characters over a serial console

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Anonymous

Guest
When I have the output directed to a serial vt100 console, the characters that represent the graphics on an attached monitor show up like this:

?[CEntropy: Linux Kernel (urandom)
?[CPRNG: Mersenne Twister (mt19937ar-cok)
?[CMethod: DoD 5220-22.M
?[CVerify: Last Pass
?[CRounds: 1?[2;27H?[0;10m?[39;49m?[37m?[40m?[9;30H?[37m?[44m Disks and Partitions

Should I try to choose a different personality for this terminal or do I have any different options? My other choices are still text terminals such as vt52.
 

perda04

New Member
UI for HPUX

For reference, HPUX does a degrades nicely from a GUI to a text output for text terminals. Here is an example.

+ View More Information (uspldv18) ++
|+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+||
|| ^||
|| View More Information for Volume Group: vg00 ||
|| +---------++-------++-----------------++---------------+ ||
|| | General || Disks || Logical Volumes || Shared Status | ||
|| | \--------------------------------------------------------------+ ||
|| |View General Information for Volume Group: vg00 | ||
|| |Volume Group Name: vg00 | ||
|| |Activation Mode: Read/Write | ||
|| |Maximum Capacity (mbytes): 160000 | ||
|| |Current Capacity (mbytes): 8672 | ||
|| |Megabytes Used: 8672 | ||
|| |Megabytes Free: 0 | ||
|| |Max. No. of Logical Volumes: 255 | ||
|| |Cur. No. of Logical Volumes: 6 | ||
|| |Disk Capacity Limit (mbytes): 10000 | ||
|| |Maximum Number of Disks: 16 | ||
|| |Current Number of Disks: 1 | ||
|| |Hot Spares Configured: 0 |v||
|+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+||
|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------||
| [ OK ] [ Help ] ||
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------++[/code]
 

dajhorn

Member
The only termcap definition currently in DBAN is for the Linux console. (ie: TERM=linux) No VT terminal emulation will, therefore, improve the visual presentation of DBAN over a serial tty.

I've added proper vt100 support to the DBAN wishlist as a billable feature. Contact me if you want this feature added.
 
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