Top Forums UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers SunOS 5.10 - VI Arrow keys not working Post 302262933 by drl on Saturday 29th of November 2008 03:53:06 PM
Hi.

I don't use PuTTY much, but I was able to duplicate the problem. The solution that worked for me was to change a setting in the Features panel.

This session was from PuTTY running on a Microsoft W2K box connected to a Solaris 10 box. The version of PuTTY is:
Code:
2005-11-26:r6470

After you have logged in:
1) right click on the Title bar
2) Mouse down and select Change Settings
3) Click Features from the left side
4) Uncheck:
Disable application keypad mode
5) Click the Apply button

If this works, you may want to save the new session settings. You may be able to do this without logging in -- I didn't test that. In my situation, I have none of the features checked.

I tested the behavior by checking and unchecking the box and it seemed to cause your symptoms to appear and disappear.

The other solutions posted may also work, but this seems like an easy solution.

Best wishes ... cheers, drl
 
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on(1)								   User Commands							     on(1)

NAME
on - execute a command on a remote system with the local environment SYNOPSIS
on [-i] [-d] [-n] host command [argument] ... DESCRIPTION
The on program is used to execute commands on another system, in an environment similar to that invoking the program. All environment vari- ables are passed and the current working directory is preserved. To preserve the working directory, the working file system must be either already mounted on the host or be exported to it. Relative path names will only work if they are within the current file system. Absolute path names may cause problems. The standard input is connected to the standard input of the remote command. The standard output and the standard error from the remote command are sent to the corresponding files for the on command. OPTIONS
The following options are supported: -d Debug mode. Prints out some messages as work is being done. -i Interactive mode. Uses remote echoing and special character processing. This option is needed for programs that expect to be talk- ing to a terminal. All terminal modes and window size changes are propagated. -n No Input. This option causes the remote program to get EOF when it reads from the standard input, instead of passing the standard input from the standard input of the on program. For example, -n is necessary when running commands in the background with job control. ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWnfscu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
chkey(1), rlogin(1), rsh(1), telnet(1), attributes(5) DIAGNOSTICS
unknown host Host name not found. cannot connect to server Host down or not running the server. can't find Problem finding the working directory. can't locate mount point Problem finding current file system. RPC: Authentication error The server requires DES authentication and you do not have a secret key registered with keyserv. Perhaps you logged in without a pass- word. Try to keylogin. If that fails, try to set your publickey with chkey. on server: RPC: can't encode arguments The 10240 byte limit for arguments to be encoded and passed from the sending to the receiving system has been exceeded. Other diagnostic messages may be passed back from the server. BUGS
When the working directory is remote mounted over NFS, a Control-Z hangs the window. Root cannot use on. SunOS 5.10 8 Oct 2003 on(1)

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