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Redhat 8.0 console corruption when using linuxconf&kernel make menuconfig

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Hello everyone,

I have this problem with almost all redhat 8 installs i do (im not doing anything special either i dont think) Everytime i run a graphical console program (in runlevel 3) i get some strange screen corruption. Its like the wrong characters are being displayed on the screen. For example, Linuxconf: borders of windows and buttons are all messed up and the same happens if i do a "make menuconfig" for the kernel.

Does anyone have any ideas, i cant believe that this is a difficult problem to overcome, as im not doing anything special or complicated (im pretty much a newbie anyway)

Any help or comments will be really gratefully recieved.

Many thanks in advance.

Pete
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hmm, this may be related to your problem.

Redat 8 has a known issue with its character encoding, check you

/etc/sysconfig/i18n file and change the top line to
LANG="en_US"

I think yours will say
LANG="en_US.UTF-8"


or something similar, this would mess up your console if you checked the man pages, and comes up some other places too - My guess is its the same thing.

If you look at a man page the characters in the man page will be screwed up, and after you leave the page the terminal will still be messed up - if doing that gives you the same sort of problem then you can almost be assured this will fix your problem.
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Top man, thanks very much.
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