Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 152609
telnet escape character '^]' does not function
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:02 EST
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Description of problem:
telnet to any unix port and you get the message "Escape character is '^]'." However, actually pressing the escape character produces no effect. This is probably mismatch between somethig in telnet and something in termcap.
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Steps to Reproduce:
1.telnet localhost 25
Actual Results: No effect.
Expected Results: a "telnet>" session prompt should have appeared.
I'm running gnome-terminal, bash, and TERM=xterm. (i.e., the defaults)
could you try other terminals like xterm and konsole?
I tried it in xterm, aterm, rxvt and the virtual console. It works correctly in
all of them, so it seems to be isolated to gnome-terminal.
maybe you messed up the settings?
I've seen this on multiple computers, so it's not the settings for my machine.
I've screwed around with some virgin machines and the trick is that you need to
have the gnome keyboard indicator applet running. If you load the applet, then
switch to another keymap (eg, Dvorak) then it breaks ^]. Switching the layout
back to USA doesn't fix the problem. It remains broken, even if you remove the
applet from the gnome-panel; logout; restart X (ctl-alt-backspace); and log back
in. Whatever you do, once you switch layouts to Dvorak, your gnome-terminal ^]
is permanently hosed.
I'm not sure if this is a gnome-keyboard-indicator or a gnome-terminal bug
becasue it only seems to happen to gnome-terminal (not rxvt) but it also only
happens when the keyboard indicator is running.
I'm seeing the same problem in a freshly installed FC4test3 gnome-terminal,
without any keyboad layout switching or anything.
Harald... is this actually a gnome-terminal, or a vte problem?
Daniel, probably vte.
Well, then I guess we should re-assign to vte.
Yea, that's what I meant to do. I hit the wrong radio button or something.
This is fixed in FC5, so I'm closing the bug.