Comment 27 for bug 96676

First it is very funny: Half a year just pointing at each other saying "There's the problem, not here!". :-(

@Thomas Dickey goes Second:
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izzy@nebo:~$ echo $TERM
gnome
izzy@nebo:~$ mc
Unknown terminal: gnome
Check the TERM environment variable.
Also make sure that the terminal is defined in the terminfo database.
Alternatively, set the TERMCAP environment variable to the desired
termcap entry.
izzy@nebo:~$
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So much about setting TERM=gnome - and here's your report.

Honestly: Does anybody at least know a work-around for this? It's pretty annoying... Shift-F1 to Shift-F4 are completely unusable - regardless whether one uses xterm or gnome terminal. Konsole also, even if it simply "eats" the keystrokes (without displaying anything).