Terminal problem with joe
I'm getting the following error when I try to utilize the editor "joe" from a remote pc using a telnet program:
"Sorry, your terminal can't do absolute cursor positioning."
This error does not occur when I work directly on the linux box. I get the same error with both the windows telnet program and the telnet program - "CRT". I'm using VT100 emulation, but also tried VT220 with no luck. This used to work previously.
To fix type into your terminal:
It is fairly likely that when you log in, the session is either:
- Setting an inappropriate value to the TERM environment variable, or
- Setting a value for which termcap does not have a suitable terminal definition.
The likely solution is to either do:
setenv TERM vt100
(or try vt220, if that seems more suitable)
Last updated: 13/02/2005