Re: mc 4.8.11 on ubuntu (LTS 14.04.1)


Any further thoughts on the issue I reported? Since I am using the con, could this be an Ubuntu shell issue?


On Jan 30, 2015, at 12:19 PM, Doug Minett <doug minett gmail com> wrote:


I’m not using an emulator on the ubuntu box - just the console(s). mc works fine on all consoles (1-6). It 
is when I ssh into the same box - from any of those cons - I encounter the delay weirdness.

mutt or aptitude don’t exhibit the problem, nor does an interpreted environment that relies on termcap. I’m 
not sue what mutt and aptitude use.

I’ve also looked at stty settings also - and don’t see anything there jumping out at me. 

It seems to be a characteristic of the ubuntu ssh client/server that only affects mc expectations of its 

Any other thoughts?

many thanks.

On Jan 30, 2015, at 6:18 AM, Trey Blancher <trey blancher net> wrote:


That OS X Terminal works OK suggests a problem in your terminal emulator on Ubuntu.  Which one do you use? 
 I don't connect to Ubuntu but I connect all the time from rxvt-unicode-256color to my Debian VPS via mc + 
SSH, and I don't have the problem.  As a quick test, try going to your virtual terminals 
([Ctrl]+Alt+F[1-6]), and see if mc does the same thing there.

Trey Blancher
trey blancher net

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 04:40:35PM -0500, Doug Minett wrote:
mc works fine when on the con locally.

I have spent hours trying to figure out why a console ssh connection to ubuntu (from ubuntu - even the 
same ubuntu box) results in the first (2) key (any key) depressions being ignored until a 3rd key (any 
key) is depressed and all characters are echoed. this is true whether the key is a cursor key, tab key, 
etc. this makes mc unusable using ssh.

I read some discussion about the esc esc delay issue and don’t think that this has anything to do with 
that issue. I played with various params which appear to work as advertised.

If I ssh from osx terminal con to the same ubuntu box and try the same con ssh connection, no problem. 
Also no problem if I ssh from the ubuntu box to a debian box running

I know that ubuntu uses dash shell by default and tried switching to bash. This didn’t help. I have also 
checked environment variables generated by ‘set’ and saw very little difference between local login 
(before ssh) and ssh login (after ssh login).

What am I missing? Thanks.

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