[fpc-devel] fp without X

Thaddy thaddy at thaddy.com
Mon Mar 17 06:18:49 CET 2014

This is easy to fix : the encoding of your remote shell is set wrong. If 
you use PuTTY, go to "Window|Translations|Remote Character set" and set 
to UTF8.
Then go to session and save! it.

Other remote shells should have similar options.


On 16-3-2014 22:08, waldo kitty wrote:
> i'm not sure this is the proper area for this... if it is not, please 
> point me to the proper list...
> i've a ubuntu system that i'm trying to run fp on... X does *not* 
> start automatically... i'm working from the virtual console(s) 99% of 
> the time... what i'm seeing and trying to solve is the frames in fp 
> are showing up as diamond characters... after i got the help stuff 
> loading properly, i noted that when i switched away from the editor 
> frame, it showed the single line frame characters and the help frame 
> was all diamonds... closing the help and returning to the editor 
> switched the editor frame back to diamonds...
> i found the document in the share directory that speaks of 
> /etc/syscontrol/console but my ubuntu system doesn't have such... i 
> did find something online where i was able to change my console font 
> from VGA to Terminus and a few others but none of them have helped...
> in the above mentioned document, it also speaks of the grab_vcsa 
> tool... i tried linking this from my ~/development (created by fpcup) 
> but ended up having to actually copy the binary to /usr/local/bin (in 
> my path and where i selected to place it) and then set it to 
> owner:group root... i also set the SUID bit as the document mentions 
> but even this has not helped...
> looking at my freepascal installs on my winwhatever and OS/2 machines, 
> i see that the frame is normally the double line frame characters and 
> that it does switch to the single line frame characters when selecting 
> another window in fp...
> TERM=linux
> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> 1. what am i missing to solve this?
> 2. will fixing this in the console cause problems when i do run the X 
> GUI and open a xterm (or other) console so as to be able to work from 
> the command line?
> thanks for any assistance! :)

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