I noticed the "ugly mc through ssh access" problem discussed in the Breezy hardware forum thread and fixed it on a Breezy install. However, I haven't been able to fix it on my Dapper install.
MC does not display line characters only when run remotely via ssh. This is supposed to be a UTF-8 (UFT-8?) problem. Sadly, all that character set stuff is greek to me. Has anyone found a work-around for this problem on Dapper?