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When I use "htop" command for linux (+F5), layout on 2 my vps different:

First server Second server

Why on my first server I see broken tree?

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It's probably to do with your terminal on the vps server. You can check your terminal with

env|grep -i term

They are probably different.

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and do you have one of those in terminfo database ?

ls -l /lib/terminfo/x/

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Well different distributions can locate them at different locations. documentation can be read,

man 5 terminfo

less /etc/terminfo/README

man infocmp

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Same answer on both servers: TERM=xterm – SPnova Mar 16 '14 at 8:50
On one my server(correct) I see correct listing: [total 36] But on my another (incorrect) server I see: [No such file or directory] Correct file on this server in another directory: [ls -l /usr/share/terminfo/x] Should I copy this file to [/lib/terminfo/x/] folder and reboot server? – SPnova Mar 16 '14 at 9:32

I'd interrogate the tool you're using to connect to these servers. This definitely looks like a terminal display issue, and since you're saying the environment variable TERM=xterm is being set identically on both, I'd make sure the options on your terminal emulator are also set consistently.

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