Is this normal?

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    Is this normal?

    When I use telnet sometimes I can't see what is displayed on the screen and I also can't see what I have typed. All I see is black. Is this normal?

    Thanks in advance,
    Daniel

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    Maybe you need to turn on local echo to see what you are typing. How you do that depends on what client you are using.

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    It's not something stupid like black background with a black font?
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    I am using the telnet which comes with windows 2000.

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    The telnet client that comes with windows is really cheasy. I'd recommend a new client to do telnet stuff.

    I've used Windows XP and 9x/Me's telnet programs and have noticed that the local echo works sometimes, and sometimes it don't. And sometimes you get the double feedback and junk like that.

    In fact, most MUD clients are actually kick ass telnet clients as well. Try downloading a MUD client and start logging in to sites and see if you like it.

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    I second the use of Putty. Its what I use on Win2k a lot.

    The auto-resizable fonts and decent full screen mode are a great benefit.
    When all else fails, read the instructions.
    If you're posting code, use code tags: [code] /* insert code here */ [/code]

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    Thanks for your help putty is great.
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