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Re: Problem with ncurses (cannot open terminal: vt100 or xterm)

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: Problem with ncurses (cannot open terminal: vt100 or xterm)
Date: Sun, 3 Jun 2007 15:37:36 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 2 Jun 2007, djtopper wrote:

I finally managed to get the alsa-1.0.4 utils to compile on an ARM based
SBC (www.embeddedarm.com).  It's an audio library for Linux (www.alsa-
project.org).  When I launch the app, alsamixer, however, I get an error:

Error opening terminal:  xterm

When I ssh into the board.  Or:

Error opening terminal:  vt100

When connected via serial cable.

I suspect this has something to do with the linking (or lack thereof) of
alsamixer for ncurses.  The ncurrses library, by the way, I cross
compiled with the following command:

It's probably linking against the system version of ncurses which needs
terminal data in an external file.  You can build ncurses with some
terminal entries compiled into a static table using the --with-fallbacks
option.  (If you do that of course, you'll have to make the alsa configure
script link against the proper library).

Thomas E. Dickey

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