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Bug 140698 - iptraf looks terrible on linux console
iptraf looks terrible on linux console
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: iptraf (Show other bugs)
All Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Miroslav Lichvar
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Reported: 2004-11-24 05:41 EST by Bernd Bartmann
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-02-01 02:50:05 EST
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IPTraf screen shot "broken" (4.79 KB, image/png)
2006-02-01 18:03 EST, Dean Earley
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Description Bernd Bartmann 2004-11-24 05:41:50 EST
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Description of problem:
iptraf in FC3 looks terrible when run on the linux console. Something
seems to be broken here either in ncurses, locale or UTF-8. Everything
is fine in a gnome-terminal.

Here are my locale settings:


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. use a german system locale
2. run iptraf on the linux console

Additional info:
Comment 1 Dean Earley 2005-08-10 19:06:47 EDT
This still seems to be an issue in FC4.
It happens both on the console (text) and over ssh with putty (in utf8 mode)


I does however work fine in screen on both
Comment 2 Fedora Update System 2006-01-31 11:39:53 EST
From User-Agent: XML-RPC

iptraf-2.7.0-15.FC4.1 has been pushed for FC4, which should resolve this issue.  If these problems are still present in this version, then please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 3 Dean Earley 2006-02-01 18:02:14 EST
This appears to still be an issue (or at least it looks exactly the same as it 
did before.

Running in putty, both with sudo and as root directly:

I have attached a screen shot
Comment 4 Dean Earley 2006-02-01 18:03:09 EST
Created attachment 124012 [details]
IPTraf screen shot "broken"
Comment 5 Miroslav Lichvar 2006-02-02 07:12:49 EST
This is a bit different problem and I think it is putty's fault, for example
centericq in putty has the same broken frames.

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