I'm new to Linux, trying Ubuntu 10.04, preconfigured by host.
When I log in (SSH) using the preconfigured account, the shell prompt is: user@hostname:~$
The up arrow scrolls through the list of recent shell commands, and tab-completion works as expected.
However, when I create an account and log in (SSH) using that account, the shell prompt is simply "$", and the up arrow just prints a control character (^[[A).
Can anyone tell me how to get my prompt, tab-completion, and up-arrow behavior set up? The fact that I'm getting control characters when I up-arrow makes me think that my account (or session) is in some mode I'm unfamiliar with.
I know there is tab-completion code stored in bashrc that I can uncomment, but that doesn't seem to have any effect, even after logging out and logging back in.
Am I in some strange mode when I SSH in with the new account, or are there just some session/account settings I need to set up, and can find information for anywhere on the Internet if I just knew what to look for?