Beaglebone Black 4DCape-43T ncurses terminal emulation

I’m running Debian 7.6 Console - no desktop loaded, just console applications

Linux beaglebone 3.14.19-ti-r28 #1 SMP PREEMPT Wed Oct 8 00:34:37 UTC 2014 armv7l GNU/Linux

Running character applications like alsaplayer do not display the same on the LCD console as when I’m running a ssh session.

In the ssh session, it will display a single line that updates as the file plays.

On the LCD cape, the character positioning codes fail and it displays line after line as it plays.

Is there a configuration I need to set in the environment to tell Linux the terminal emulation to use with the LCD cape for the text positioning to work?