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Unknown Terminal Type "linux" and Similar

In early kernels the default console terminal type has changed from
"console" to "linux." You must edit /etc/termcap to change the line




(there may be an additional "dumb" in there--if so it should be

To get the editor to work you may need type:

$ TERM=console

(for bash and ksh), or

$ setenv TERM console

for csh or tcsh.

Some programs use /usr/lib/terminfo instead of /etc/termcap. For these
programs you should upgrade your terminfo package, which is part of

The same is true for X terminal displays. If your distribution sets
the TERM to something strange like xterm-24-color, you can simply
reset it to a generic value from the command line:

$ TERM="xterm"; export TERM

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