console settings to be compatible with ubuntu
lfs at ebp-gasser.ch
Sat May 1 11:17:50 PDT 2010
up to yesterday, i never had problems with the charsets, but now i
finally could convince one of my customers to use linux on a new desktop
machine. up to now, i just use linux for servers, mostly lfs and the
desktops are running windows. most customers require one or another
proprietary software which requires windows, and wine is usually not
build for those special products. but that's not the question today, i
just wanted to introduce the envrionment i'm useing.
as mentionned, i never had any problems with this setup, but now i'm
stuck with codepages!!
i never had any problems to access the server from any windows. but with
ubuntu i just get garbage with the filename and even with plain textfiles!!
same with samba and nfs.
i tried for hours to get a working configuration, but got no running result!
as i'm from CH, i use
FONT="lat9w-16 -m 8859-15"
dos charset = cp850
unix charset = ISO8859-1
first i played arround with the console settings (UNICODE= and
LEGACY_CHARSET) but got no useable result.
then i googled and got quite some hints, but none solves my problem.
i built a fresh server with just samba and nfs to play arround. but
creating a file like 'öä.txt' either on the server or on the
ubuntu-workstation (no change from a 9.10 to 10.4 life system) the other
system just shows up a garbage-filename. for every change i made to
either samba or console i rebooted the server, as i'm not shure wether a
'console start' would really do the job.
i really would like to have a first customer with a production-system on
ubuntu, but if i can't fix the behaviour, i probably will have to
install windows as any windows (from 98 to 7 runs fine with the above
thanks for any hint or help
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