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033. I am trying to build a new kernel. Why is it that "make menuconfig" does not display any colors when running under an xterm?




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This article is from the the Brief Linux FAQ (BLFAQ) Maintained by Neil Zanella nzanella@ganymede.cs.mun.ca

033. I am trying to build a new kernel. Why is it that "make menuconfig" does not display any colors when running under an xterm?

You could either use "make xconfig" or if you have the terminfo library installed you could say "export TERM=xterm-color" or something similar. Look at the entries in the terminfo library to chooses an appropriate value for the TERM environment variable.

 

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