Hardware cursor and console colours resetting when starting mutt

David Woodfall dave at dawoodfall.net
Fri Sep 28 22:06:41 UTC 2018

On Friday 28 September 2018 17:44,
Patrick Shanahan <paka at opensuse.org> put forth the proposition:
> * David Woodfall <dave at dawoodfall.net> [09-28-18 17:37]:
> > Hi
> >
> > In the (framebuffer) console I've used the standard escape codes to
> > set a small 1/3 block cursor to make it more visible, and softened
> > the colours to not be so stark.  They were a bit of a headache
> > before, and the normal cursor is very hard to see.
> >
> > Unfortunately, when I start mutt everything resets back to the
> > defaults.  I only see a couple of settings regarding the cursor, but
> > they don't seem to help.  I've tried running with a -F /dev/null so
> > it doesn't seem to be something in my config.  Is there any way of
> > avoiding this?
> >
> > In screen it's not so bad, but the cursor resets even just switching
> > to the window where mutt is running.  The colours remain as they were
> > though.
> >
> > The cursor code I use is:
> >
> > printf '\e[?3c'
> >
> > Any ideas?
> your chosen terminal is undoubted the cause.  I run a tmux session on my
> server and attach to it remotely usually via yakuake(konsole) but have not
> made any effort to change the cursor.
> you have pretty well removed mutt from the equasion using "-F /dev/null".

I'm using the vanilla linux console (i.e. no X and 16 colours) plus screen.
Don't really have a lot of choice.


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