I should not have seen 'textmode utilities' as a menu
option when running GNOME as non-root, but I did,
so had to try it out. The display is wrong. This may
be X, GNOME, or textutils itself: I am not competent
jpg attached (I hope). Look at the borders, with YYY
UUU RRR all around the edges.
Created attachment 1209 [details]
jpg showing weird display of textmode tools in GNOME
This has nothing to do with textutils (that package contains cat, cksum, sort
The screenshot shows the setup program from the setuptool package; since it uses
normal newt library calls to generate its interface, it seems to be a problem
with newt or gnome-terminal.
hp - can you see if this is gnome-terminal related?
Yeah, I'm stupid. I do know what textutils is when I'm awake.
Additional info and suggestion: I changed various themes and
fonts to try and shrink the size of things on my 640x480 display.
Suggestion is that the font I picked can't display fancy characters
and is producing the garbage instead. Font name was 'clean', I
believe: shows up as
[hobbit@trouble hobbit]$ grep -i font .gnome/*
I think newt just uses those funny characters if the font lacks the
border characters. Not much else it could do, maybe there are more attractive
fallback characters it could use.