Slackware :: Specials Characters Don't Appear And Terminal Have No Colors

Sep 10, 2010

I use slackware64 13.1. In my root account the terminal have colors for folders, files, etc and characters like appear correct.I create a normal account for me, but specials characters don't appear and terminal have no colors.I read in a lot that I need to configure a .bashrc and a .bash_profile but I don't found this files in my root account to get some guide lines.

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General :: Get Colors In Terminal?

Mar 8, 2010

I am connecting to a remote suse 10.0 machine, and I do not get colors on the terminal, while I get them when I connect to a remote Ubuntu machine.

How can I do to get colors on the suse terminal?

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Sep 13, 2010

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Jun 22, 2011

I am trying to use the ncurses library for a little side project and am currently trying to display text with varying colors on the screen. I would like for my program to be able to change the hues of the default colors(e.g. make red a little dark, blue a little lighter, etc).

However, according to the ncurses function can_change_color() my terminal does not allow for colors to be altered. I know how to change the palette of colors that my terminal is using but I was wondering if there was a way to allow my colors to be "editable" in a sense.

My terminal is Gnome 2.30.2 and I'm running Ubuntu 10.04LTS

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Mar 30, 2010

I am using Fedora 8, gnome, a tcsh login shell, and I would like to have my directories and files color coded when I use ls. I have been searching the internet far and wide today looking for ways to do this. I have tried all the ways I could find: edit .bsrc file, edit DIR_COLORS, edit DIR_COLORS.xterm, create .dircolors, edit etc/profile, edit .cshrc file, alias ls --colors, and all combinations of this. I can't figure out what I am doing wrong.I use su in my terminal I get the colors for ls. So there must be something up with my user profile? I have tried to edit my terminal profiles and my desktop themes neither worked. Please help! I know this is a trivial issue, but now I am on a mission to figure this out.

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Sep 28, 2010

I've just entered the world of linux and the first thing that I find is the terminal. Can anyone teach me how to change the background and text colors in terminal

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Apr 17, 2011

I put

echo -e 'e[0;34m'

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Jun 8, 2011

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I was playing around with the settings of my Mint 7 terminal, changing colors, fonts etc.After closing, I tried to open it again by clicking on the icon and it shutsdown as soon as it opens. I can't do anything since the preferences require me to have my terminal open in the first place.

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Apr 15, 2011

Using Slackware 13.1 and rxvt-unicode as terminal emulator. There is no colors in ls output under user but running ls as root gives color output.

I check that /etc/profile.d/ has executable bit, and LS_OPTIONS environment variable is correct

bash-4.1$ echo $LS_OPTIONS
-F -b -T 0 --color=auto

Running ls with --color option gives me color output. As I can see /etc/profile.d/ should set up aliases for ls, dir and vdir commands but why this aliases don't work under user?

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Jun 6, 2010

I wondered if whether there is any way to make the xterm fullscreen and have the same white/purple colors as gnome-terminal in 10.04.I already know how to modify the command for the xterm session, but I want to know what options to give xterm to get the fullscreen white/purple look.

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Mar 7, 2011

So I used Arch linux for a while and was really impressed and how colorful the commandline output was. Not only from ls, which I was able to emulate by adding "alias ls="ls --color"" to my .bashrc, but also during, say, bootup and other times.Anyway, I was just wondering, what tricks do you guys use to make your command line experience more visually appealing? Fonts, colors, hacks, terminal profiles?

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Jun 15, 2010

I have been dredging the internet trying to find the answer to this and frankly, my brain hurts. On some e-mails that show up fine in Windows are showing up with hexadecimal characters in Evolution. I assume that it is because of the encoding because I have downloaded every font in the book, it seems, including the microsoft tty fonts. I only can find how to change the encoding on Evolution and aside from foreign (I'm in US) encodings I just have the unicode 7 & 8 which don't help. I'm thinking there is some sort of proprietary Microsoft encoding that I need.

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Aug 19, 2009

I've read about this. Everyone says to use ~/.Xresources or ~/.Xdefaults, and it doesn't work for me. It doesn't do anything at all, in fact. I'm trying to use this:


XTerm*background: black
XTerm*foreground: white

In the ~/.X* files, it won't work. I read that another way of doing it is using


xrdb -merge .x_settings_file

This will work for me. It's the only thing I can get to work. But when I restart, it will have to be done again. I'm using Slackware 12.2.

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Nov 12, 2010

I'm trying to get more acquainted with the terminal but have run into a problem. I have a flash drive that originally had a name that consisted of numbers and letters. After using the flash drive on Windows recently, I saw that its name had changed and now contains special characters (the name is now �NPM=:�N). It poses no problem when navigating through folders graphically, but because I usually have multiple external drives and the first character of the flash drive name is a special character, I have no idea how to 'cd' to the flash drive from the terminal. So the only solution I see is to either type these special characters in the terminal or somehow cycle through all the folders in /media with the keyboard.

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Dec 31, 2010

I am having issues with displaying Asian characters when using the $ tree command. I have tried changing it via Terminal -> Set character Encoding -> Unicode (UTF-8.) in terminal options.I have also tried changing it to various other Asian encodings as well.Asian characters do display correctly in Pcman, Firefox, Leafpad and Terminal if I open Terminal from Pcman. When I try the command


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Nov 2, 2010

My question is: what option can I set in vim to see the colouring inside the editor as I would get it in my terminal (and switch off any additional syntax highlighting)?

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Oct 1, 2009

When I open a terminal or konsole window, output (either STDOUT or STDERR) sometimes contains funny characters instead of something meaningful. Can someone explain how I might correct this situation?

One very repeatable example involves using the manual page command

man set... man page output ...upstart - event-based init daemon

In my copy of the output, there are several problems in the very first screen. In the synopsis section, there is "{ value | ?value? ..." Replace the '?' with a lower-case-a-under-a-carat character (a-hat).
I suspect the garble character might be apostrophe in real life.

In other places, I see var?/able or how?/ever or trans?/action where the '?' is again a-hat and the '/' represents end of line or newline. I suspect the garble character might be a hyphen in real life.

All of this suggests that there is a conflict between the character stream written to STDOUT by the man command and the character-display settings (is that "code page" or similar?) of the specific terminal or konsole in use.

In specific, I use konsole v1.6.6 from KDE v3.5.10. In general, I'm running Ubuntu Hardy (v8.04.3 LTS).

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Dec 27, 2009

My terminal shows unicode squares (the little square with it's 2 byte unicode value inside it), whenever I press a control character while running a program (ex. cat or ping).See this example. Here I show the key's I pressed then turn off echoctl, and repeat the sequence.

the 0003 is when I pressed Ctrl+C, and the 001A is when I pressed ctrl+z.Can anybody tell me why this is or how to turn it off. This is inside a gnome-terminal session, though I don't think it's gnome-terminal.If, inside this exact same bash session I open screen (by typing "screen"), it doesn't do this anymore, and ctrl+c/z/etc is completely quiet.

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Jan 31, 2011

Now I know that in order to change the colors in your terminal you have to play around with ~/.bashrc But the effects don't stay in place after a change-root is taken affect. It just reverts to black. Is there any way I can change that too in .bashrc?

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Apr 10, 2010

I am running Slackware64 v13.0 with XMonad as my window manager and dzen2 as my status bar. Sometimes I do my Spanish homework on this computer, and I would like to know the best way to get accented characters and other symbols. Normally, in desktop environments or proprietary OSs, there is a window I can open to select certain special characters. I don't have any of that on this system, and I need to know if there is a simple, minimal program that displays special characters like this or if there is another way to use them easily. I would prefer something light and without many dependencies (just because I prefer simpler software), but I'm open to other solutions if something like this is not available.

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May 13, 2011

Compaq N600c w/ Slack 13's an older workhorse that began behaving oddly after the user dl'd a background image for her desktop...on login, the laptop would spawn hundreds of terminals once producing a load avg of 40.5 -never seen that before- as well on shutdown and startup I start seeing the appearance of the following characters ^[[[D repeated hundreds if not thousands of times on the screen, boot and shutdown will progress to completion but it's unintended behaviour, therefore suspect in my mind.hd thorough self-test passed and memtest is not showing errors on it's second pass

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Slackware :: Characters In Long Lines Disappear On Xorg

Jun 29, 2011

Slackware 13.37, tested on 2 different PC;
affected: mousepad and tcl/tk applications

I am using mousepad and tcl/tk application to view text files with long lines. Sometimes ago I found that some characters (part of line) in long lines disappear. The problem is shown on a very small video. [URL]

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Jan 27, 2011

Using Fluxbox, have tried this in XFCE and KDE. Chinese characters display properly in whatever browser I use online. I do need to see some in the file manager and this is not working.

I have installed the following chinese display files from Slack -

No results so far.

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Jan 17, 2011

I'm using Slackware 13.1.

Whenever I logout of KDE and go back into console mode, the characters at the console screen become unreadable gibberish. Is anyone else having this problem?

I can ctl+alt+F? to work at another console screen, but the ctl+alt+F1 screen remains unreadable until I reboot.

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Jun 25, 2010

I'm stuck with the problem of amarok refusing to play songs that have any non-ascii characters in the metadata, which is about 1/3 of my collection.A solution to that problem would be ideal, but if there is a good alternative (like amarok 1.x series) I would probably switch.

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Slackware :: Dhclient Does Not Strip Or Escape Shell Meta-characters

Apr 6, 2011

dhclient does not strip or escape shell meta-characters

Summary: dhclient doesn't strip or escape certain shell meta-characters in dhcpd responses, allowing a rogue server or party with with escalated privileges on the server to cause remote code execution on the client.


ISC dhclient did not strip or escape certain shell meta-characters in responses from the dhcp server (like hostname) before passing the responses on to dhclient-script. Depending on the script and OS, this can result in execution of exploit code on the client.

CVSS Score:

For more information on CVSS scores, visit [url]


On SUSE systems, it is possible to disable hostname update by setting DHCLIENT_SET_HOSTNAME="no" in /etc/sysconfig/network/dhcp.

Other systems may add following line to dhclient-script at the beginning of the set_hostname() function:

In environments where filters/acls can be put into place to limit clients to accessing only legitimate dhcp servers, this will protect clients from rogue dhcp servers deliberately trying to exploit this bug.

However, this will not protect from compromised servers.

Active exploits:


Upgrade to 3.1-ESV-R1, 4.1-ESV-R2 or 4.2.1-P1. [url]

No patch is available for 4.0.x as it is EOL. Anyone running 4.1.x should upgrade to 4.1-ESV-R2.



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Jul 8, 2011

What command could I use in terminal to delete all ASCII characters? That is, delete a-z, A-Z, 0-9, and all punctuation? I have a file containing Chinese characters, and I want to remove everything else and leave just the Chinese.

I can use grep to leave only the lines that have Chinese in them, but this still leaves a lot of non-Chinese stuff on those lines. Does anyone know how I could actually remove everything that isn't Chinese?

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Aug 28, 2011

While modifying the definition of my PS1, I saw that "[" and "]" markers should be added to help bash to compute the right display lenght. Many exemples on the web do not use them or even mention them.I searched for a solution to add them automatically, like with sed, but I didn't find any example.Are they still needed and is there a recommandation not to use sed to define PS1?

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