Bug 152609 - telnet escape character '^]' does not function
telnet escape character '^]' does not function
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vte (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2005-03-30 14:08 EST by Aaron VanDevender
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: 0.12.0-1.fc5.1
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Last Closed: 2006-03-23 00:46:18 EST
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Description Aaron VanDevender 2005-03-30 14:08:36 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.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
telnet-0.17-26.2 termcap-11.0.1-17

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.telnet localhost 25
2.press '^]'

Actual Results:  No effect.

Expected Results:  a "telnet>" session prompt should have appeared.

Additional info:

I'm running gnome-terminal, bash, and TERM=xterm. (i.e., the defaults)
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2005-04-01 09:02:59 EST
could you try other terminals like xterm and konsole?
Comment 2 Aaron VanDevender 2005-04-01 09:49:33 EST
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.
Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2005-04-01 11:43:23 EST
maybe you messed up the settings?
Comment 4 Aaron VanDevender 2005-04-01 12:59:38 EST
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.
Comment 5 Daniel Roesen 2005-05-14 19:07:17 EDT
I'm seeing the same problem in a freshly installed FC4test3 gnome-terminal,
without any keyboad layout switching or anything.
Comment 6 Daniel Roesen 2005-06-04 18:48:57 EDT
Harald... is this actually a gnome-terminal, or a vte problem?
Comment 7 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-06-06 10:26:01 EDT
Daniel, probably vte.
Comment 8 Daniel Roesen 2005-06-06 10:35:58 EDT
Well, then I guess we should re-assign to vte.
Comment 9 Ray Strode [halfline] 2005-06-06 10:41:45 EDT
Yea, that's what I meant to do.  I hit the wrong radio button or something.
Comment 10 Aaron VanDevender 2006-03-23 00:46:18 EST
This is fixed in FC5, so I'm closing the bug.

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