Ubuntu installations (12.04 and 14.04) from the mini.iso (and not on Server or Desktop versions) result in the host providing terminal session that do not automatically resize themselves to the same size of the client when one SSHs into them. This can be seen below:
This is noticeable on Rackspace cloud Ubuntu servers as well as KVM instances that I have deployed myself.
One can workaround the issue by installing
xterm and running the command
resize manually every time you resize your terminal.
Does anybody know what packages I need to install/configure to have the host act like the Server and Desktop installations whereby there is automatic adjustment?
I discovered that for my local KVM setup, I only got this effect when connecting with
sudo virsh console $VM_ID and not when I SSH into the virtual machine. However this problem still persists with Rackspace VMs. I just tried again today (25th May 2014) and easily noticeable when you open VIM.