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Re: mc in xterm: mouse problem

Subject: Re: mc in xterm: mouse problem
From: Pavel Tsekov
Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2007 17:00:33 +0200
On Fri, 2007-01-05 at 15:49, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Thu, 4 Jan 2007, Mattiassich kos wrote:
> >
> > I want to use mc-4.6.1 in the Konsole of KDE3.5. If I press a button on my
> > mouse it writes some characters into the command line:
> > $ #.8M ,8M#,8M"-8M#-8M"28M#28M"B1M#B1M @3M#@3M 24M#24
> > I tried it in xterm too, but it doesn't work also.
> > In a text console works everything fine.
> >
> > Anybody have an idea what might be the problem?
> > Variable TERM=xterm.
> 
> There's a setting in mc's initialization file related to 8-bit characters.
> Removing that will probably help.

Which version of MC are you using and on which distro. Some
months ago Thomas reported a bug in the mouse handling code
when "use_8th_bit_as_meta" is set in you configuration file
($HOME/.mc/ini). What you see might be a manifestation of this
bug. It was fixed in CVS but you distro might be missing this
particular patch. So first of all check whether you have set
"use_8th_bit_as_meta" to 1 and change it to 0. If you still have
a problem after that let us know.


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