SSH Putty only showing half of the screen?

Discussion in 'Computer Networking and Servers' started by finsfree, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. finsfree

    finsfree Member

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    Why can't putty show the full screen? Every time I type "dir" or something that spits out a lot of information, I only see half of the damn screen and can't scroll up to even look at the rest of the data.
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  2. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't have any direct experience with Putty, at least not in a long time, but seems like most command lines like CMD have a limited horizontal resolution. *shrug* I know I'm of no help but I don't think this is unusual.
     
  3. finsfree

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    Putty is the only one I have had an issue like this. Windows command prompt works fine as well as Linux terminal.

    There has got to be a setting somewhere. If I youtube putty, I see guys on there typing away with no issue on there screen (full screen) so I know it can be done.

    Thinking.........
     
  4. Geoff

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    Worked fine for me with Putty and Windows 10. You expanded the window before running the command, right? It won't expand after you run it and then resize the window.

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  5. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah as per Geoff it doesn't have a larger window dimension reference when printing to the screen so you end up with weird looking blocks until you run the command again with a larger window.
     
  6. Cromewell

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    Geoff was also connected to a Linux system, whereas finsfree has a windows terminal open. Pretty sure Windows still doesn't allow the widening of the terminal so that may be the issue.
     
  7. finsfree

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    Yes, I expanded before entering a command. Hell I expanded before entering a username and password.

    Also, one other thing I noticed is that there isn't a scroll bar on the right to use to scroll up the page. Even if I'm only seeing half the content, I still can not scroll up.

    Weird.... Please help....
     
  8. Geoff

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    What version of Putty are you on? 0.67?
     
  9. finsfree

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    Yes, Putty 0.67.

    I wonder if it is the FreeSSHD app (server side) that I am using to connect to with Putty?

    Let me try another SSH server app. Any suggestion on what SSH Server app to use?

    Remember I'm doing Windows 10 to Windows 10 during my SSH session.
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2016
  10. finsfree

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    Found the issue my friend, it was FreeSSHD. I Installed Bitvise on my server (Win 10) and it worked perfectly.

    Note to everyone that wants to play around with SSH DO NOT use FreeSSHD. It works with SFTP but you'll only get a half screen when using a remote command prompt if you will.

    Now I'm using the full version of Bitvise, which is only good for 30 days, I'm not sure how the FREE version will act like.....
     

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