linux: Unknown terminal type when doing vi
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 12, 2007
Are anyone can help me solve the problem. I cannot run vi the way in run in Linux. It show an error when I'm trying to edit a file using vi but when I'm trying to use joe, it is fine. See error below:
linux: Unknown terminal type
Visual needs addressable cursor or upline capability
VI is installed definitely but don't know what to configure to avoid this error. Just encountered this using Solaris 10 but not in any kind of Linux Distros. BTW, I'm new to Solaris.
unknown terminal type
location: linuxquestions.com - date: June 2, 2004
Been using Linux for quite some time on my laptop now, but now I got into ssh-ing to the university unix network computer.
Problem: whenever I then want to use vi or pico or whatever, the network computer complaints that is doesn't know enough about my terminal type (telling me "Unknown terminal type" and something like "linux is not enough"). This is when I ssh from a text terminal.
When I'm in X11, I get similar complaints, pico doesn't work, but vi does:
'xterm': unknown terminal type in 32 bit applications, most notable wine1.3
- date: March 20, 2011
$ uname -a
Linux hostname 2.6.35-28-generic #49-Ubuntu SMP Tue Mar 1 14:39:03 UTC 2011 x86_64 GNU/Linux
After I upgraded distributive to 10.10, wine1.3 no longer worked:
'xterm': unknown terminal type
I tried wine1.3.16 maverick and old wine1.3.15 from lucid, but they both don't work. (wine1.2 works fine for some reason).
I upgraded ia32-libs and lib32ncursesw5 but wine still says that 'xterm': unknown terminal type.
I tried simple 32bit ncurses binaries and they say the same, so I blame terminfo database.
As for now I found workaround:
# cd /usr/share/terminfo/x/
# ln -s /lib/terminfo/x/xterm .
(there was no xterm entry in /usr/share/terminfo)
But I'm curious is there a more proper way and what and why was broken?
[SOLVED] SOS "unknown terminal type"
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 25, 2013
I installed slackware 32bit 14.1 within my remote kvm based vps server. Everything was great until I did rm -rf /usr/share/* to save some disk space. How silly I was! What did I do wrong? Any rescue possible?
Every time I typed command top, I was warned "unknown terminal type" and top would not run. Also I could not start mysqld.
'xtermnew': unknown terminal type
location: linuxexchange.com - date: May 16, 2015
Replicating the error:
I am using iTerm2 on Macbook (OS X Yosemite)
I ssh into a remote instance and tried to run the clear command and this error is shown:
'xterm-new': unknown terminal type.
Not only for the clear command but the same error is displayed for several other commands and the command does not execute as expected.
The error occurs only when I use iTerm2 and not when I use the default Mac Terminal. So I am guessing this problem has something to do with iTerm2 and not the virtual machine.
How can I solve this problem with iTerm2?
How can I fix “unknown terminal type” when connecting with Perl's Net::Telnet?
location: linuxexchange.com - date: February 25, 2010
I got a problem connecting to a SUSE linux machine by Perl's Net::Telnet module.
The code looks like below:
my $t = new Net::Telnet (Timeout => 20);
The log file looks like below:
Welcome to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 (x86_64) - Kernel 184.108.40.206-0.12-default (5).
vm-sles10u5 login: <myuser>
Last login: Thu Feb 25 10:41:07 EST 2010 from <mymachine> on pts/5
tset: unknown terminal type network
Switching User , SSH'ing into remote machine and executing command on one line. ('unknown': unknown terminal type.) [closed]
location: linuxexchange.com - date: April 30, 2015
This command use to work on RHEL5.8, however since we upgraded to 6.5 (bash version 4.1.2) it started outputting the following: 'unknown': unknown terminal type.
sudo su - *user* -c "ssh *remoteserver* 'sudo /etc/init.d/server1.sh status'"
'unknown': unknown terminal type.
'unknown': unknown terminal type.
SERVER Status: 'unknown': unknown terminal type.
Expected output is
SERVER Status: Running
Note: When I use ssh -t it works, but im trying to avoid terminal clearing and extra output: Connection to remoteserver closed.
Error opening terminal: xterm Terminal type "xterm" unknown
location: linuxquestions.com - date: April 9, 2009
I'm getting error messages as above, but there are other symptoms. I think trying to install OpenEmm caused the problem though I can't be absolutey certain of this.
I get the two error messages as above logged in as a user trying to run either pine or lynx, but I don't get the same messages running the same apps under root. Fluxbox also seems to run OK under root, but I can't get it to run under a user.
When I log in under kdm (?), as a user trying to run fluxbox, I get the kdm background and after a few seconds an xterm open up, but I have no menus, the only input is via the xterm. If I log in as root, fluxbox works OK.
I'm sure there are other symptoms as well, but this is as much as I've researched so far. I may be wrong, but it appears to be something to do with ncurses. I'm no newbie, but I'm a little out of my depth here and any help would be much appreciated.
Would a sensible step be to reinstall slack over the current installation, or do I need to reinstall a
Terminal type "rxvtunicode" is unknown.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 13, 2008
When I ssh to the host at my school with urxvt and try to fire up pine I get this
Terminal type "rxvt-unicode" is unknown.
How would I go about to make it recognize my terminal? When I login I also get this message (that I normally don't get with other terminals)
tcsh: using dumb terminal settings.
Cron tab error: No entry for terminal type "unknown"; sing dumb terminal settings.
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 3, 2009
first of all, i want you to know that i tried to Google my problem couple of hours but i didn't found any GOOD answer, can you please try to explain me what is the problem?
here it is:
i running this cron-tab:
cd /MY_PATH/www/; sudo php -f cron.MY_CROM.php
MY_PATH and MY_CRON are fake names - off course.. :-)
please note that the user that run this cron is sudoer.
here is the configurations for this user in 'visudo' file:
my_user ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: NOPASSWD: ALL
this cron is run about a month and everything was fine till couple of days, then it's started to prompt me this notice:
No entry for terminal type "unknown";
using dumb terminal settings.
did someone can explain me what i the problem?
thanks in advance.
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