[Techtalk] making a terminal wider than 80 columns

Caitlyn M. Martin cmartin at rateintegration.com
Wed Feb 12 14:10:00 EST 2003

On Tue, 2003-02-11 at 16:03, Emma Jane Hogbin wrote:
> I use Eterm and generally I like it (I'm all about pretty backgrounds
> and scrollbars by default). I'm having a hard time with my line
> wrapping though. At the end of 80 columns (regardless of the actual
> screen width) whatever I'm typing (at the prompt) starts overwriting
> itself at the beginning of the line.

I use ETerm for the same reasons you do. It looks cool, and makes my
terminals look better to the developers than theirs run from Windows
boxen.  Imagine a full screen terminal at high resolution on a big Sun
monitor :)

Anyway, I am not having the problem you described.  Which version of
ETerm are you running?  On what distro?  I used the ancient RPM from the
RH 7.1 Power Tools disk on my RH 8.0 system.  I think I had to
symbolically link one library because it was looking for an older
version and install the rpm with the --nodeps option, but it works
perfectly for me.  I'm thinking version differences (a bug, maybe),
compile time options, or ???  Give me some clues as to where to look. 
I'm interested because I'd rather compile a newer version when I upgrade
to Red Hat 8.1 than continue to use this old one.

BTW, I've noticed vi complains (and doesn't work) if you have a terminal
width greater than 80 characters.  Is there a fix for that?  Anyone?

Caitlyn M. Martin		cmartin at rateintegration.com
Senior Systems Administrator	http://www.rateintegration.com
Rate Integration Inc.
(919) 484-2442 x107 

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