Addon MC: Function keys do not work on serial console

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Addon MC: Function keys do not work on serial console

Post by zargano » August 11th, 2018, 1:28 pm

I am using IPFire on a APU.1D with the 64 Bit serial console image, originally Core 120, now updated to Core 122.

Using Midnight Commander on a SSH console (Putty) works fine.

Using Midnight Commander on the serial console via RS232 (also Putty), I am running into trouble, because the function keys do not work properly. My current way out: start a console via SSH console, and then kill the MC process...

How do I figure out, whether this is a generic issue, or an issue only with my installation?

Regards, zargano

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Re: Addon MC: Function keys do not work on serial console

Post by fredym » August 11th, 2018, 4:28 pm

Hello
or (on MC screen) simply type: exit !

fred

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Re: Addon MC: Function keys do not work on serial console

Post by zargano » August 11th, 2018, 6:19 pm

OK, my post above was a bit short... Your solution may overcome the immediate issue, but I am more interested in finding a "fix" for the non-working function keys on the serial console...

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Re: Addon MC: Function keys do not work on serial console

Post by Arne.F » August 11th, 2018, 10:08 pm

This is a known problem on serial consoles. TERM emulation is not working correctly.

I run the programs in screen to work around this.
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Re: Addon MC: Function keys do not work on serial console

Post by zargano » August 12th, 2018, 9:16 am

Thanks Arne for the clarification. I will try Screen next time.

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Re: Addon MC: Function keys do not work on serial console

Post by zargano » August 12th, 2018, 6:41 pm

I confirm: using screen works perfectly.

Thanks, zargano

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