I have access to a build server into which I ssh into, with non-root privileges. The purpose is to compile Android kernels.

For this, I need to first compile a cross compiler, and crosstool-ng has always been my choice. However I found that on the new server, on doing a 'make menuconfig' or a 'ct-ng menuconfig', the menuconfig screen opens up, but allows no keyboard input.

Keys like Up, Down, Tab do not evoke the usual response. The only thing that does work is Ctrl-C, which promptly exits menuconfig.

Can anyone help me get to the root of this problem?