Why doesn’t Eterm look right when logged in as root on a Linux server?

Eterm uses a proprietary terminal emulation and does not transmit this information to the Linux server upon login. If you don’t manually set the terminal type, you will experience issues (vi won’t work, backspace will result in strange characters, etc.).

After logging in, type:

export TERM=vp60
Backspace will not work, but you can use CTRL-BACKSPACE or the LEFT ARROW keys at the login screen.