>I am running Redhat 5.2 with an external modem attached. I have
>missed something that allows me to do some support functions remotely.
>I dial into the system fine, but when I tried to view a file the first
>thing it shows is the message "WARNING: terminal is not fully
>functional". The modem is using ttyS0. If I try to edit a file I get
>the same message, but most of the time I also get disconnected. Any
>help would be appreciated.
So what kind of terminal (program) are you using and what is your TERM
env variable at that point? Maybe it is null or Linux does not recognize
it. That may happen if a Windows program tries to say it is 'VT100'
instead of 'vt100'. Linux is case sensitive and doesn't know what a
When I log into my ISP, if my TERM is 'linux' I have my login script
change it to 'vt100' because Solaris has no listing for 'linux' terminal.