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bug #32469: 256 color capable terminal is not autodetected

Submitted by:  Arkadiusz Miskiewicz <arekm>
Submitted on:  Mon Feb 14 08:13:41 2011  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: Invalid
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: None
Open/Closed: ClosedRelease: 4.0.3
Fixed Release: NonePlanned Release: None
Work Required: None

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Sat Sep 5 16:44:22 2015, comment #1:

Screen auto detects colors just fine

If it is still a problem with newer versions please reopen and provide faulty terminfo file.

Amadeusz Sławiński <amade>
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Mon Feb 14 08:13:41 2011, original submission:

I'm using 256 colors capable terminal (TERM=konsole-256color; kde konsole terminal). When I start screen it doesn't automaticly turn on 256 color support which is IMO very bad.

I have to add:

# terminfo and termcap for nice 256 color terminal
# allow bold colors - necessary for some reason
attrcolor b ".I"
# tell screen how to set colors. AB = background, AF=foreground
termcapinfo xterm 'Co#256:AB=\E[48;5;%dm:AF=\E[38;5;%dm'
# erase background with current bg color
defbce "on"

to my .screenrc to get it working somehow. It's unfortunately still not enough since screen sets TERM=screen-bce while it should set TERM=screen-256color-bce.

When looking for a solution I found few bugreports in distros bugtrackers about the same issue but no real (aka patch implementing autodetection) solution.

Arkadiusz Miskiewicz <arekm>


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