cursor control in console

Scott Castaline hscast at charter.net
Tue Oct 7 09:34:40 PDT 2008


Jordan Bray wrote:
> 
>     got python installed and tried your routine and within python the curser
>     behaves right. Exit out of python back to the bash shell and cursor gets
>     all freaky again like a bad acid trip from the 60's. It does somewhat
>     straightens out when I sh within the shell, just does the Hz. scroll on
>     the same line.
> 
> So the fact that python works implies (to me) that this isn't a driver 
> level problem.  It is obviously possible to have a working cursor on 
> your system.  Still no idea what is broken.  Try an ldd /bin/bash and 
> ldd /bin/sh and see if there are any libraries which seem like they 
> could be broken (ncurses?).
> 
> 
> -- 
> /me
> 
both ldd /bin/bash & ldd /bin/sh get the following responses:

linux-gat.so.1 => (0xffffe000)
libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0xb7ee5000)
libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x7dbe000)
/lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0xb7ef6000)





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