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Title
Online registration program behavior is abnormal on Older Generic Intel platforms.
Keywords
Online Registration Program Older Generic Intel Platforms
Product Release(s)
BackupEDGE 01.01.0X on Older Versions of the Generic Intel Unix platforms, such as Interactive UNIX 3.2
Problem Description

Screen appearance and cursor behavior when running the online registration program are abnormal. Hitting the ENTER key advances the cursor to the next line instead of the next field. Hitting the TAB key advances the cursor across the page.

Cause

These older operating systems ignore certain IOCTL calls for processing full screen applications. Modifications made to the stty settings can allow the program to function properly.

Solution
Instead of running the online registration program through edgemenu or through the command line directly, run the following shell script. The shell script sets the correct modes through the stty program, calls the registration program, then resets the stty settings to their original values.

Place this shell script in the /usr/lib/edge/bin directory, calling the script activate.sh. Depending on what stage you are at in the registration process, run one of the following two command lines:

/usr/lib/edge/bin/activate.sh -r
(To run registration program initially or rerun to correct information)

/usr/lib/edge/bin/activate.sh
(To enter the activation code)
Script is as follows:

stty -opost raw -echo
/usr/lib/edge/bin/edge.activate $*
stty opost -raw echo

Notes
If you are locked up in the registration program, type CTRL-W then ENTER.

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Last Updated - 2018/05/16

 

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