newbie question

Roby Sadeli liweitian at
Sun Dec 8 23:16:41 PST 2013

Sorry for not being clear enough.
I am ssh'ing (and I have tried doing the same from console with the same
result). The 2nd screenshot is the result I am getting from a tmux session (,TjMsUKC#1)
Changing the terminal how? You mean change shell? I have tried using bash
from tcsh with the same result too.

How do I change terminal settings? Could anyone give me some pointers?
Change /etc/ttys? What to change?

On Sun, Dec 8, 2013 at 4:52 PM, John Marino <dragonflybsd at> wrote:

> On 12/8/2013 10:38, Roby Sadeli wrote:
> > Hi DragonFlyBSD users,
> >
> > I am a DFBSD newbie, I am trying the new dports but I stumble into a
> > problem, whenever I try to "make config" a package, say nginx, I always
> > get strange characters instead of the dialog box.
> > To make things clear:
> >> cd /usr/dports/www/ngiinx
> >> sudo make config
> >
> > I attach my output:
> >,TjMsUKC
> >
> > If I am inside a tmux session, the dialog box appears, but the
> > characters are missing.
> > I attach my output:,TjMsUKC#1
> >
> > It should be trivial, but I don't know what I am doing wrong.
> Dialog is ncurses based.  The strange characters you are seeing on the
> first one are ansi color codes.  I can't even guess what's going on in
> the second on.
> It's probably affected by terminal settings.  (and/or shell?)
> Try changing the terminal to something else?  It's not clear if you are
> SSH'ing in or using the console from your description.  Normally it
> works out-of-the-box on default console settings.
> John
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