[arch-general] Line Drawing Characters

Don deJuan donjuansjiz at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 16:24:17 UTC 2015

On 11/14/2015 08:10 AM, David N Murray wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've built several machines by installing Arch from scratch. Recently,
> I built a Linode VM using their Arch image, dated 2015-08.  From
> there, I did a normal `pacman -Syu` to update the system.  My problem
> is probably trivial, annoying, and I haven't been able to figure it
> out.  I'm hoping someone can give me a hint on where to look.  I've
> been through the post-install docs and can't figure out what might be
> causing this.
> The machine I'm on is running xfce and I'm using xfce4-terminal
> 0.6.3.  If I do something like `systemctl status`, I see output that
> is mostly ascii characters: * on the first line next to the name of
> the host, pipe (|) next to each line in the CGroup.  If I ssh into
> another local machine, I see the same thing.
> My problem is on the Linode box.  When I ssh there and run the same
> command, I'm seeing garbage where I see pipes next to each line in the
> CGroup output.  I don't know if this is going to paste properly, but
> I'll try:
> Local:
>    CGroup: /
>            |-init.scope
> Linode:
>    CGroup: /
>            ├─init.scope
> On the linode box, those 2 characters actually occupy 6 characters in
> the output and the last 5 characters are each drawn in a box and
> overwrite the first character of the process name.  All the characters
> appear as "garbage."
> What's really strange is that the output from `top` is fine, and that
> appears to use some graphics and color.
> Has anyone seen something like this?  All sessions have the same TERM
> variable (xterm).  This is an area of any Linux I've never spent much
> time.  It always just worked out-of-the-box (for any distro I've ever
> used).  The only thing I can think of at this point is to try and diff
> the two systems' /etc directories and see if I can track it down that
> way.  Maybe that's next.
> TIA,
> Dave
Is there any difference between the two vconsole.conf files in /etc ?
That would be my first thought

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